February 12, 2011
Cardamom - My new love!
Cardamom, to me, has a fabulous and very unique, intense flavor. Descriptions I've read of it describe it as having "eucalyptus tones," but to me it's like a very florally peppery taste. I don't think there are any words to do it's flavor justice, honestly. I think you just have to experience it for yourself.
Oh, I'm very much looking forward to getting to know my new love better. Here are a few of the cardamom recipes I've found that pique my interest:
Strawberry Cardamom Shortcake
Cardamom Roasted Almonds
Cardamom-Dark Chocolate Tart (oh, my!)
Chai Shortbread (Hmmmm ... maybe with a cup of Chai Tea???)
Cardamom Vanilla Poundcake
Chocolate Cardamom Truffles
Cardamom Creme Brulee (can't wait ...)
It'll take me a while to work through these, but rest assured I plan on trying each one! And, rest assured, I'll let you in on the results. Cupid's cardamom arrow has definitely struck me!