Why doesn't my cardamom bread have more cardamom flavor? I've tried ground, grinding my own with mortar & pestle, it n

tried increasing amt used, my coffee bread never has the aromatic cardamom flavor that my grandmother's bread always had.

carol
  • Posted by: carol
  • July 14, 2020
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Butter &. July 23, 2020
Carol...

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Happy baking (be patient)...keep at it until you get it the way you want!
Best,
Butter & Bacon
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Nancy July 15, 2020
POSSIBLE REASONS WHY:
True memory (emotional)
True memory (physical) as children's taste buds are more sensitive than adults'
Different recipe or faulty recipe transmission
Type of cardamom used or way it was handled
SOLUTIONS:
As Wendy suggests, buy from a store that has fresher spices in stock & more turnover
Consult with remaining family members (if you are lucky enough to have some) who might have the recipe or more suggestions
Make other recipes from your grandmother's culture or where she grew up
 
Wendy July 15, 2020
Make sure your cardamom is fresh. I live in a city where there is a “Little India” and I buy many spices there. They are much fresher because they sell a lot more spice than a supermarket.
 
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