This is the perfect blend of warming spices for a cup of spicy, sweet chai. The dried orange peel is hardly an authentic chai ingredient, but I love the little citrus kick it gives. Brew a cup of this to combat a chilly autumn day, a head cold, or the blues. You'll feel almost instantly better. —petitbleu
about 3/4 cup
ground black pepper (about 1/3 cup peppercorns)
plus 2 teaspoons ground ginger
ground cinnamon (about four 5-inch cinnamon sticks)
ground cardamom (about 1/4 cup whole green cardamom pods)
A southern girl with a globetrotting palate, I work alongside my husband John Becker to update and maintain the Joy of Cooking cookbook, website, and app. I love to bake, ferment, and preserve, and I spend an inordinate amount of time perusing farmers markets and daydreaming about chickens and goats.