Home made mixed spice

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AllyH

Home made mixed spice

Does anyone make their own ? If so, what amounts of each spice do you use and do you think the whole spices should be roasted ?

Cheers, Ally.

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Welshcookie

Mixed spice

I honestly would not bother. You can find it in any supermarket or grocery store.

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AllyH

Home made mixed spice

I don't really think that it would be much bother to make. I have all the spices already.I just need to know what ratio of each to use. I was thinking about the fact that I would never buy ready grated nutmeg and that is one of the main ingredients.

I can't just go out and buy some as I live in the U.S.
I have heard that pumpkin pie spice is a similar thing, but I don't see why I can't just make some of my own..It might just taste better than something that has been sitting in a jar for who knows how long.
Delia's mincemeat is worth making an effort for.

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Welshcookie

Home made mixed spice

Here is a suggestion

1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon allspice
2 teaspoons mace
1 teaspoon ground cloves

Cloves are quite difficult to grind fine enough - hard little things.

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Expat Badger

Home made mixed spice

i'm racking my brain to recall what ratios i used last year - you're right you can't get it here

i used ground cloves - they are so strongly flavoured that getting them ready ground is fine - you really don't need much

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Expat Badger

mixed spice

I deffo agree that the cinnamon and nutmeg are key so a teaspoon of each - but i think i used half a teaspoon of allspice, mace and ground ginger, and maybe a quarter of a teaspoon of cloves as they can overpower...

mix it up and have a sniff - if it smells right it will taste right!!

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AllyH

Home made mixed spice

Many thanks for your for your help Welshcookie and Expat. Certainly something to go on.
The box I have here also lists coriander and caraway so perhaps I'll include some of those too.
Hopefully Delia will include a recipe for this in the future. I suspect I'm not the only person who would like it.

 
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