Cardamom is an aromatically complex spice that is piney, fruity, and slightly sweet. It works well with both savory and sweet dishes. The spice is purchased as either cardamom powder or cardamom pods. If you are in need of a good cardamom substitute, use nutmeg or allspice.
Saffron bread has a golden saffron color and delicate saffron flavor. Baking bread with saffron is as simple as soaking saffron threads in water, and then using that water in your bread recipe. The saffron pigment will color the water, which will then produce a golden loaf of saffron bread.
A useful list to find the best paring knife for your peeling, trimming, and other fine knifework needs. The Paring Knife The paring knife is the number two in the kitchen. If the chef knife is Batman, then the paring knife is Robin. It is much smaller, lighter, and maneuverable than the chef knife. Therefore […]
The Bundt pan is a dougnut shaped baking vessel designed and trademarked by Nordic Ware in the 1950s and 1960s. Inspired by the European cake Gugelhupf, the circular Bundt pan would become the most popular selling pan in the US. Since the original fluted Nordic Ware bundt pan design, a large range of different shapes and mini bundt pans exist.
Star anise is a wonderful spice named after the star shape of the anise pods. It contains a warm anise flavor and is frequently paired with cinnamon and clove. This post also covers star anise benefits to your health as well as ingredients to use as a star anise substitute.