Is that me, or is that the Indonesian vanilla pods that my mother sent it to me.. you need put extra vanilla pods to make sure you can taste vanilla custard. Nutmeg still in its shell so.. tangy.. bitter sweet.. Sugar?? for me less much better
In the Javanese concept Herbal tea always shows dark colour, with Tisane bright and fresh colour is a sign of fresh flovour.
A half dried mace (Manisan Buah Pala), (chop and soaking), crush a stalk of Lemongrass, few spring Mint and Orange Zest.
It was because of The Observe Magazine that I read it at work.. never cook with lard before (honestly) and 500 gram *bloody hell* eeeeekkkkkk.. and just change thyme with lemongrass. (Did I ruin it.. I dont think so)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 4 vanilla pods
- 4 lemongrass
Bring the sugar, water and lemongrass to a boil in a saucepan.
Split the vanilla pods lengthwise into halves and place in a heatproof jar or bottle.
Pour the hot syrup over the vanilla pods and let stand for 8 to 10 hours.
Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.