5 Ingredients or Fewer

Cardamom Sugar

January 30, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Makes 1 cup
Author Notes

I love making flavoured sugars and cardamom sugar is one of my favourites. I use it in everything from sweetening my coffee, tossing churros in it, stirring some into cake batter and pancake mixes. —Kitchen Butterfly

What You'll Need
  • Seeds of 24 Cardamom pods
  • 1 cup white caster sugar
  1. In a mortar, crush the cardamom seeds and add to 2 tablespoons of caster sugar in a spice grinder. Blitz till whafts of aromatic, mentol spice hit you.
  2. Add this cardamom sugar to the remaining caster sugar and stir well to combine.
  3. Store in a lidded jar and use as necessary

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15 Reviews

Stockout February 5, 2011
I love the whole simplistic idea of this and that someone hasn't thought os this sooner. Opens up a whole plethera of options and ideas, brava!!
Kitchen B. February 7, 2011
Thanks stockout and cheese 1227 - at first I though it was a bit silly posting it but...the reactions have assured me otherwise.
cheese1227 January 31, 2011
Wow, what a revelation. I need to make some ASAP and use it on everything citrus in my kitchen.
testkitchenette January 30, 2011
Kitchen B. January 31, 2011
Thank you test kitchenette
TheWimpyVegetarian January 30, 2011
This is a wonderful idea!! Love it.
Kitchen B. January 31, 2011
Thanks ChezSuzzanne
Sagegreen January 30, 2011
Great! I actually had used a touch of cardamom with my demerara sugar on the tops of my scones.
Kitchen B. January 31, 2011
Yum, brown sugar and spice. ? it.
mrslarkin January 30, 2011
Fantastic idea, KB! Could you add orange zest to this too, I wonder?
Kitchen B. January 31, 2011
Of yes you could mrlarkin, it would be heavenly!
Sundayinthekitchen January 30, 2011
What a great idea -- I love cardamom in my oatmeal, and this would be a delicious alternative.
Kitchen B. January 31, 2011
I'd love to have a bowl of oats right now. Yum, with some pecans.
drbabs January 30, 2011
Kitchen B. January 31, 2011
me too :-). Thanks