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

5 5

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.

5 5

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.