I'm not sure where I got this recipe from originally but the combinations fascinated me. When I went to make them I didn't have any cardamom (and almost past out when I saw the price of a little bottle!) so I used 1/4 tsp. nutmeg and 1/4 tsp. ginger in place of it. I loved the results! If I every can afford the cardamom (ha ha!) I'll try the recipe again as written.