Really, really, really good book! I finished it.
I'm on a roll with good books.
I hope they keep coming.
I'm going to start The Bell Jar next.
Have you ever bought cardamom?
I needed it for a recipe I wanted to make and the Cap went to the store for me. When he returned with the few items we needed, he told me to guess how much the cardamom was...1.75 ounces. I was shocked to learn he paid $12.44 for this at Wal-Mart! Egad!
I had seen someone's old picture on Instagram of Swedish Coffee Bread, or Cardamom Bread, and I wanted to make it. I've never tasted cardamom before and was curious. At 54 years old, it's time I tasted it! So...
I spread both loaves with an egg wash before baking.
I sprinkled sugar on one before I baked it.
I left the other one plain.
I like the sugary one best, and the Cap likes the other better.
At first I couldn't really identify the cardamom in it. While the bread was warm, it was barely detectable. I like it. The taste is slightly stronger now that it's cool, or maybe it's just because I know what I'm tasting for. I may have baked mine 4 or 5 minutes too long, but it's still GREAT. Next time I'll cut the time down to 25 minutes. I will be making it again.
I used this recipe: Cardamom Braids
I bought the shirt I posted about yesterday here: Rue 21
I've recently started using Instagram. I know I'm years behind! When I was getting signed up and set up, I think I accidentally sent invites to my whole address book. Oops. I didn't mean to do that. But if you're on Instagram, please look me up and Follow me if you'd like, and I'll follow you back. I need more pictures to look at because I don't currently waste enough time looking through Flickr, Pinterest, Blogs, etc. LOL.
I've gotta run. Hubby is waiting for me.