Si and Dave served up delicious Norwegian cardamom and lemon cookies for a real Scandinavian treat on Hairy Bikers’ Bakeation Cutdowns.
The Bikers says: “We discovered that cardamom is a really popular spice in Norway, used in many cake and biscuit recipes. Some say the spice was first brought back to the country hundreds of years ago by Vikings who worked as mercenaries in what was then Constantinople (now Istanbul). Whatever the truth, Norwegians are certainly keen on their cardamom.”
The ingredients are: 225g butter, softened, 150g caster sugar, 1 lemon, zest only, 250g plain flour, 100g ground almonds and3 tsp ground cardamom or 1 heaped tsp cardamom seeds, ground in a pestle and mortar.