Friday, 20 April 2012

Cardamom Polenta Cookies

Nigel Slater said that if he was stuck on an island with just one spice he'd pick cardamom.
Yea, Nigel and I are just meant to be.  I love cardamom.  I've never been to India but these cookies taste like India to me.  Hot sunny India.  It's so difficult to not talk about the weather here, I mean, i finally understand the British obsession with the weather, I'm obsessed.  I check the weather forecast every single day.  I don't know, it's like I'm purposefully upsetting myself.

So here's a little Indian sunshine to brighten up your day if you're currently experiencing hail or rain or cloudy days.

Recipe adapted from here
1/4 cup almonds, toasted and skinned
1 1/3 cup plain flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup caster sugar
pinch of salt
1 egg
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp milk
1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom

Put the almonds in a food processor and pulse until finely ground.  Add all the other dry ingredients and pulse a couple of times until mixed.  Then add the wet ingredients and pulse until well combined.  Press mixture into a greased springform pan.  Dust with icing sugar.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Take out and cut into wedges.     


  1. mmm they look really good :) d you know i have no idea who nigel slater is-? errrrrrrrrrrrr btw ive decided what im making tonight .. strawberry risotto with some splashes of harissa ..yum yum!

    1. Nigel is like my idol haha he's an amazing food writer. STRAWBERRY risotto?? please please please put that up on your blog!


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