Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
This finely ground mixture is usually found on the spice shelves of shops, but it loses flavour quite quickly. Here is a South African version, which can be crushed in a mortar and pestle or ground in a blender. Keep tightly closed away from sun.
- 2 tablespoons whole cloves
- 2 tablespoons allspice berries
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, whole
- 3 tablespoons ground ginger
- 3 tablespoons ground nutmeg
- Grind or pound together the whole spices, then add the 2 ground spices.
- You could grind them finer in a coffee bean or spice grinder, or in a blender.
- It does not have to be finely ground!
- Store in an airtight bottle.
- This mixture is often used sparingly in puddings, cakes, cookies, and in milk-based or custard-based desserts.
- It adds a delicious flavour to meats.
Just love the earthiness of this blend. I am looking forward to using this. I used nutmeg that a friend brought back from the Barbados. It came complete with the mace coating. I am not sure where to use it...but I think perhaps I will make a yeasted sweet bread and add this yummy blend. Again Zurie...a recipe that I am excited about trying. Thank you for sharing.
I LOVE the concept of mixing your own Spices! to adjust according to cuisine,whims,and availability. Keep your old, empty spice jars to resurrect as your Signature Spice.