I'm always on the lookout for recipes using cardamom, my favorite spice after cinnamon. The best cardamom for this recipe would be the green pods - each pod contains about 15-20 seeds. It's best to grind the seeds yourself, as opposed to using store bought ground cardamom. Break open the pods, scrape the seeds into a mortar and use the pestle to crush the seeds. The original recipe calls for chopped hazelnuts but I used chopped almonds. The prep time includes the rising time.