Total Time
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.


  1. Grind or pound together the whole spices, then add the 2 ground spices.
  2. You could grind them finer in a coffee bean or spice grinder, or in a blender.
  3. It does not have to be finely ground!
  4. Store in an airtight bottle.
  5. This mixture is often used sparingly in puddings, cakes, cookies, and in milk-based or custard-based desserts.
  6. It adds a delicious flavour to meats.


Most Helpful

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.

luvcook'n January 25, 2010

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.

Foggy Kitchen June 10, 2007

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