Roopa I had ‘sweet bun’ week for my baking challenge and I decided to make Swedish cardamom buns. I think the Swedes are the only ones who appreciate cardamom the same way that Indians do. I’d been eyeing these for some years because I love cardamom and intriguing bread twists, so this seemed like an … More Kardemummabullar
Roopa It was recently my sister’s birthday and I had grand plans of making her a birthday cake. I drove down to Seattle for work, so I thought it would be convenient enough to take one down. Then a lot of border crossing things changed very rapidly, and I didn’t feel ecstatic about taking food … More Vanilla Espresso Cake with Cardamom Icing
Roopa After book club today – the book was The Power of Habit, so I felt very inspired to exert excellent self control over my eating – my friends Gina and Alex came over to bake some mini doughnuts. We’ve been planning a baking date for ages, and I am still excessively excited about this … More Earl Grey Baby Doughnuts with Cardamom Glaze
Roopa My friend Chris was in town today, and we had decided on a baking/squash date weeks ago. We were thoroughly inspired by these amazing tea cakes by sprinklebakes, and originally were going to make them as cupcakes with a cardamom icing. I felt like procrastinating though, so I went and picked up a circle … More Earl Grey Poppyseed Tea Cakes with Cardamom Icing
Roopa I don’t know if you’ve had cardamom shortbread cookies before, but they taste like my childhood. When I picture the taste of happiness, it resembles these cookies. That could be some upbringing bias right there, but I’m OK with that. I’ve made these cookies once before, but they didn’t turn out as I’d hoped. … More Cardamom Shortbread Cookies: V2
CARDAMOM SHORTBREAD COOKIES Roopa I used one quarter of this recipe, and added 12 ground cardamom pods (about 1.5 tsp). They smell like cardamom, but the flavour didn’t go through too intensely. Next time, I would leave the cardamom in bigger chunks (and maybe add a few more pods) instead of grinding it so much.