Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a wonderful mix that is quick to mix up and will keep up to 6 months when stored in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Use this mix to add zip to cake batters, quick bread, whipped cream, pancakes, muffins, etc. If the recipe calls for various spices, just add up the amounts and sub this spice blend. Yet another great recipe from More Make-A-Mix-Cookery
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground allspice
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon dried orange zest
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients with a wire whisk until thoroughly blended.
- Pour mixture into a 1/2 cup container with tight-fitting lid, label and date.
The blend here is just wonderful and fragrant, with the orange zest making this different from a most gingerbread or pumpkin pie spice blends. I love this spice blend and have found myself using it well beyond baking. It has become one of my favorite additions to my morning oatmeal along with diced apples, pears or peaches; as a toping on baked sweet potatoes or applesauce; and, most recently, mixed with Splenda and a pinch of salt as a topping for popcorn. I'm sure there are many other uses waiting to be discovered. Thanks Paula!
Love the orange flavour in this! I just used a box grater and grated the zest off an orange and used that!! I did not add nutmeg because we do not consume intoxicants and left out the ground cloves out of preference. I used this in your Apple Cobbler Just for Two, which was absolutely delicious. I would make this spice mix again insha Allah. Made for RECIPE SWAP #45 - October 2010.
Fantastic!!!! I used it as suggested in your Apple Cobbler Just for Two. The addition of the orange zest is the absolute best. I'm going to be using this in many recipes. Thanks Paula.