CINNAMON, CARDAMOM AND ALLSPICE

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by ladybugladybug, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. ladybugladybug

    ladybugladybug

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    FIRST TIME MAKING THESE......I HAVE A RECIPE THAT CALLS FOR CINNAMON, CARDAMOM AND ALLSPPICE IN A CHAI COOKIE.  I DO NOT HAVE CARDAMOM IN HOUSE.  CAN I MAKE THESE WITHOUT THIS SPICE AND GET A SIMILAR TASTE?
     
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  2. chrose

    chrose

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    Cardamom has a slightly lemony flavor. You could substitute a small amount of lemon zeste if you have it, but not lemon juice. Otherwise you can live without it.
     
  3. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Moving this to pastries and baking general.
     
  4. granny smith

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    I replace cardamom with a little nutmeg and a little lemon zest.
     
  5. breadmaker man

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    Cardamom is probably my favourite spice. You'd probably be fine to make them without it as it's purely for flavour, not texture but you'd be missing out.