Originally Posted by forty_caliber
To me this would be a strictly savory spice. Perhaps a little in a anisette biscotti type product?
Elizabeth David's sweet spice mixture for Chelsea buns to be outstandingly good. Her recipe calls for green cardamoms and I share for you.
Sweet spice mixture (grind down to a powder)
1 level teaspoon black peppercorns
1 level teaspoon whole cloves
2 teaspoons coriander seed
half level teaspoon green cardamom seeds (removed from shell)
half a grated fresh nutmeg
half inch of cinnamon stick
One quarter level teaspoon dried ginger
Interesting the addition of black peppercorns, eh? Elizabeth David said pepper helps set the spice flavours. And she’s right. It’s the perfect balance.