Nick and I were browsing around ‘House of Spice’ in Kensington Market, when I noticed some small bags of ground Cardamom, a spice we’d never bought before. I popped one into our basket.
When we got home and opened it up, we were struck by the intense aroma of the stuff. I realized that a little of it goes a long way, which was the reason it was packaged in such small quantities. I would say that Cardamom is an acquired taste and might not be for everyone, but if you like Chai you already know you like it, because it’s a big component of that.
It’s a spice predominantly used in Indian cooking, but is also often used in baking in Nordic countries.
I used some to make a latte. It was delicious, and I’ve been making it a couple of times a week since, switching out my plain coffee with something that tastes like a treat!
AND they’re easy to make and require no fancy equipment — If you have a way to make a good cup of coffee and a jar with a tightly closing lid, you’re good to go. Well, you also need a stove or a microwave oven but I’ll assume you have either of those.
Note, this method of homemade latte making can also be used to make a plain (non-cardamom) drink too.
Go on, treat your sleep-over guests with a latte in the morning!
Thanks for dropping over. I hope you have a great weekend.
Follow Up : Enjoy the flavour of Cardamom? Maybe you’d like to try my recipe for an easy to make “Pear and Cardamom Cake!