I love chai tea but cardamom is a little pricey to be a uni-task spice. What else could I use it for?
Sent by DaniellaEditor: Daniella, cardamom is a strong yet pleasant spice, and it comes in both green (pictured above) and black varieties. It can be used in all manner of goodies, from pancakes to shortbread to apple cake. You can add it to chocolate ice cream and poached fruit, or use it in preserving lemons.
Readers, any suggestions? What are your favorite ways to use cardamom?
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