One thing I am looking forward to during my impending Funemployment is all the time I'll have for multi-hour, multi-DAY recipes!
When you are limited to only two days a week, there's a lot that just gets left behind because I simply can't let something sit around for hours at a time. Bread usually falls into this category. I know there are plenty of no-rise, no knead breads too, ssshhhh.
Which brings us to this, Cardamom bread! I had an extra quiet weekend, no appointments, no social events, no need to leave the house. Just me, my computer, and a cup of tea.
It's really not too difficult, but I definitely need to get a gosh darn pestle & mortar. Smashing the cardamom pods, and subsequently smashing the seeds was not easy without them.
Another thing to note about this week's project. I authentically shopped for the ingredients ahead of time!!! I already had plenty of cardamom pods and powder from Dual Specialty in NYC. I didn't have pearl sugar for the topping. I searched EVERY DANG STORE in my area! I used Demerara sugar but it definitely isn't the same :( I'll have to order some from the interwebs for next time.
This is quite tasty, and best eaten whilst warm. With a cuppa.