As many of you know, we are having our first Book Club meeting tonight (you are all invited) and since we are reading "The Kite Runner," I thought it would be fun to make something ethnic.. to wear
(just kidding, just checking if you were paying attention)... actually I wanted to try these Afghani cookies that my dear sister gave me the recipe for. Although I had never heard of the spice called "cardamon," I full heartedly swung myself into the project.
On a little "me time" I went to the grocery store (sad, isn't it?) and dropped by the aisle to find this mystery spice. I squinted at the price tag, then rubbed my eyes, and looked even closer.... What kind of spice costs FIFTEEN BUCKS!!
This stuff must taste awesome!
Um... not so much. I finally found some on sale for $8 and I bought it for the experience.
As I baked the cookies, the nasty smell wafed through the house and my boys turned their noses up. I am not going to lie and say that I didn't heave a little in my mouth too.
Some interesting facts about Cardamom:
From the Ginger family,
Most commonly used in Tea or Coffee
In the Middle East, this spice is most commonly used in sweet foods such as baked goods.
Anyway, come tonight and experience the Eastern flavors in my Khatai Cookies (if you dare).
Should be memorable... at least.