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Spice Mixes of the World #01 Homemade Pumpkin Spice For Tastier Pies
July 17, 2013

Homemade Pumpkin Spice For the Tastiest Pies, Puddings and Desserts


16th July 2013 -- Issue #01

Table of Contents

1. Recipe of the Week - Pumpkin Spice Using Whole Ingredients

2. The Easy Way Using Ground Ingredients

3. Top Tips on Toasting and Grinding Spices For Fab Flavours and Mouthwatering Aromas!

4. My Facebook Page

5. My Recipe Book

I recommend everyone makes there own homemade pumpkin spice! Out of all my spice mixes and blends, this is probably the quickest and easiest. But it's not only good with pumpkin pie, it also works great in soups, pastries and puddings.

Ingredients if using whole spices: (makes about 4 tbsp)

2 x 3 inch pieces cinnamon
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp grated nutmeg
2 tsp whole cloves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Break up the cinnamon stick
  • In your electric grinder, finely grind the cinnamon with the cloves
  • Sieve into a bowl
  • Add the nutmeg and ginger and mix thoroughly

    Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight and use within about 3 months.

    Ingredients if using ground spices: (makes about 4 tbsp)

    2 tbsp ground cinnamon
    1 tbsp ground ginger
    2 tsp grated nutmeg
    1 tsp ground cloves

    tbsp = tablespoon
    tsp = teaspoon


    Simply mix everything together and store in an airtight jar.

    Click Here to see it on my site.

    How to Toast and Grind

    Lightly 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.

    Facebook Page

    To keep up to date with new recipes and herbs and spices info,

    I have a Facebook page you may like...

    My Spice Mix Book

    It has 50 recipes ranging from the basic to fairly complex.

    Just a few of the recipes you'll find within...

    A Collection of BBQ Rubs
    Cajun, Creole and Taco Seasonings
    Curry Powder and Garam Masala Blends
    Pumpkin and Pudding Spice Recipes
    Mulling and Pickling Spice Mixes
    Recipes For Dry rubs
    Blends From China, India, US, Africa and Europe

    Comes complete with 4 bonus books all written by me!

    Read More Here.

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    Until Next Week,

    Jason -

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