Sometimes, A Lighter Way to Bake doesn't mean cutting corners on everything. Rather than compromising the flavor of a good shortbread, a full stick of butter is used in this recipe. Sugar is what's skimped on here, but the modest amount included is all that's needed to set off the bold flavors of cardamom and ginger.
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These soft, sweet pear muffins are spiced with cardamom.
This caramel, folded with cooked down pears, has a lush, fudgy texture. Ginger and cardamom lend their herbaceous, spicy flavors which, alongside a generous pinch of salt, make for a sophisticated sweet.
Caramely medjool dates complement super-savory tahini in this smoothie.
This ice cream works a lot like vanilla bean—gently but assertively spiced with floral, fruity, and citrusy flavors working in tandem. It's a good general purpose ice cream but with a point of view all its own. The way mulled wine should be.
A spoonful of cardamom added to espresso powder gives these brownies a decidedly Middle Eastern flavor. Perfect as a post-meal pick-me-up, or to keep your dinner guests perked.
This clafoutis is a great way to use your late season plums. Cocoa and cardamom add a touch of richness.
In my Berkeley neighborhood this time of year, plums are falling from trees, staining the sidewalks, and making up a huge part of my fruit intake. This massive influx of plums means it is the perfect time to turn the quickly ripening fruit into jam. This cardamom-plum version in Southern Living's Little Jars, Big Flavors is an elegant extension of a basic recipe.
Popsicles for breakfast? When you're using ripe fruit and yogurt, why not? The classic flavor combination of apricots, cardamom and yogurt are sweetened naturally with honey and make for a lovely way to start your day.
Tangy, sweet, and spiced with cardamom, this Bakeless Sweets yogurt mousse is what you want to whip up on a hot summer night.
This recipe from John McCarthy of the Greenwich Project (see our First Look here) brings out the spicy side of Pimm's with a cardamom syrup. Instead of the traditional cucumber you often see with Pimm's, this drink is made with fresh honeydew juice.
Ice cream that's aromatic with the gentle flavor of whole cardamom pods and the rich bitterness of coffee.
Almond crunchies are a cross between biscotti and meringue cookies, flavored with aniseed and cardamom. Thick, whipped egg whites give them an addictively crunchy, chewy texture that shatters and melts in your mouth.
Not much beats a warm scone slathered with butter and marmalade—flaky, rich, and sticky—for a breakfast treat. In Home Made Winter, Yvette van Boven takes this breakfast staple and adds her own funky twists. Instead of simply adding the orange marmalade to the hot scones at the table, she incorporates the preserve into the dough as well as a bright glaze and creamy mascarpone-orange cream. The marmalade's bittersweet flavor is complemented by the richness of the butter and cream, and its floral character is amplified by a generous dose of ground cardamom throughout.
Cardamom meets lemon, Black Grouse, and soda for what's a essentially a scotch Tom Collins against a cardamom backdrop.
This autumnal highball from Union Square Cafe in NYC brings together Laird's bonded apple brandy with bourbon that's been infused with spicy green cardamom pods.
On the list of great culinary innovations that Britain has given the world, desserts would be at the top. Although trifle and pudding are the most well-known, the humble syllabub is my personal favorite. What comes down to a flavored whipped cream is made more complex by the slight curdle the cream gets from citrus, and the sweet alcohol burn given to the cream by sugar and brandy.
This ice cream is full of flavor and subtle all at once. Steeping cardamom pods in cream brings out all their layers of flavor, which are heightened by the citrus and bitter notes of the orange zest. Lots of ice creams are best served alongside some other dessert; this is fantastic enough to ride solo.
The pairing of cardamom and mint gives this cocktail a light, cool flavor that make it easy to sip.
Swapped at the 2011 Cookie Swap by Maria del Mar Sacasa....