How to Make Your Own Mixed Spice and Add Fab Flavours to Your Puddings and Desserts
31st March 2016 -- Issue #75
Table of Contents
1. My Facebook Page/Youtube/Google Plus/Twitter Links
2. Recipe of the Week - Mixed Spice Recipe
3. My Recipe Book
4. Top Tips on Toasting and Grinding Spices For Fab Flavours and Mouthwatering Aromas!
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Homemade Mixed Spice
If you enjoy making your own puddings and desserts then making a homemade mixed spice is something worth doing.
A super quick and easy mix to make, it uses a combination of a few warming spices that will add fab flavours and mouthwatering aromas to your cooking.
Makes about 5 tbsp
3 inch piece cinnamon stick
2 tbsp coriander seeds
4 tsp allspice berries
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp caraway seeds (optional)
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp whole cloves
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
That's all there is to it!
- Break up the cinnamon stick into smallish pieces
- Grind these cinnamon pieces along with the cloves, coriander, allspice and, if using, the caraway seeds
- Sieve into a bowl
- Finally, stir in the nutmeg and ginger powders
Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.
Click for a large collection of my other homemade mixes and blends.
Note: You could dry toast the coriander, cloves and allspice berries for a few minutes prior to grinding for even more flavour.
See the toasting and grinding info down the page for tips on this recommended, easy to do cooking process.
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- A Collection of BBQ Rubs
- Cajun, Creole and Taco Seasonings
- Curry Powder and Masala Blends
- Pumpkin and Pudding Spice Recipes
- Mulling and Pickling Spice Mixes
- Recipes For Dry rubs
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How to Toast and Grind
Dry toasting and grinding spices is the key to getting the most flavour out of your ingredients and into your home cooking...
Step 1: Add your whole spices to a dry pan over a low to medium heat and whilst stirring or shaking the pan, lightly toast them for a few minutes. When you can really smell the aromas and they start to darken, they're ready.
Step 2: Let them cool and then grind.
Step 3: For a finer blend, put them through a sieve before combining with any ground ingredients and herbs.
Click Here for step-by-step info and photos on this recommended technique.
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Jason - Spice-Mixes.com