'Tis the season...for luscious, and cheap, strawberries! I was looking for something new to do with strawberries and this recipe grabbed me due to the addition of cardamom. A spice used mainly in Indian cuisine, I had only used this spice one other time before in a cookie recipe. Marie posted this Strawberry Cardamom Bread to her wonderful blog, The English Kitchen.
The ingredients seem at first to be a pretty typical of a quick bread, but then there is the addition of creamy sour cream and fragrant cardamom. Marie used actual cardamom pods, removed the seeds, and ground them up. Trying to use up the cardamom I already had, I passed on the pods and stuck with the jarred spice. I'm sure it wasn't nearly as fragrant, but the wonderful aroma and flavor did come through. A unique twist on strawberry bread and delightful to enjoy at any time of day.