Making your own Mixed Spice
Mixed Spice is such a versatile blend. You can make sweet things like cakes, cookies, stewed fruit, puddings, or savory dishes like curries, stews, soups, and pies.
This perfectly balanced spice has all the best of sweet and savory aromatics combined into one and is great to have on hand for adding them all in at once.
Here’s our recipe for making your own at home:
- 1tbsp The Spice People’s Allspice Ground
- 1tbsp The Spice People’s Cinnamon Ground
- 1tbsp The Spice People’s Nutmeg Ground
- 2tsp The Spice People’s Mace Ground
- 1tsp The Spice People’s Cloves Ground
- 1tsp The Spice People’s Coriander Seeds Ground
- 1tsp The Spice People’s Ginger Ground
- Combine all your spices in a bowl and mix well. Store in an airtight container for future use.*To make the most of your spices’ flavor, use the mix within 6 months.
Spices used in this recipe
Mace is the outer membrane of the nutmeg seed and has a milder flavour than Nutmeg, making it ideal to use in shellfish and seafood. Our product has been dried and finely ground and it has a warm, sweet and spicy flavour with a reddish-orange colour. It is commonly used in Indian, Asian and European cuisines.
Coriander Seeds Ground
Ground coriander seeds are obtained from the coriander (or cilantro) plant that belongs to the carrot and parsley family. They have a yellowish brown colour and a a delicious flavour reminiscent of orange peel and sage. It is a versatile spice that works in both savoury and sweet dishes. It is an essential spice in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Our coriander seeds ground are grown locally in Australia and ground to fine powder in our factory.$3.45
Ground ginger is ginger that has been dried and finely milled. It has a lemony fresh aroma and tangy freshness, slight spiciness and warmth that marry well with cakes, pastries and bread mixes as well as Indian and Asian curries. Ginger is considered a versatile spice, it can be used in sweet and savoury dishes and can replace fresh ginger in any recipe. In its powered form it is key ingredient in curry blends and Chinese Five Spice.$3.45
Cinnamon Ground – Cassia Vera
Cinnamon Ground is the ground powder form of the Cassia quills . It is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cassia vera. Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savoury foods to impart a warm spice flavour. In the Middle East it is commonly paired with meats such as chicken and lamb. The term ‘cinnamon’ also refers to its mid-brown colour.$3.45
Nutmeg is a unique, versatile, and sweet spice. It is the dried, large, and hard seed of a pear-shaped fruit. It is finely ground, has a brown colour, and contains a high oil quantity. Has a warm aromatic flavour that complements a diversity of foods, particularly sweet dishes. Its ground form is generally preferred for baking when a pre-ground powder is more convenient.$3.45
Cloves are a dark brown, highly pungent and aromatic spice which should be used sparingly in both sweet and savoury dishes such as curries, sauces, stocks, apple dishes. It is especially good with baked ham. It is a spice used in a wide array of different cultures. It brings the palate a cleansing freshness and sweet-spicy flavour. Ground cloves are more likely to be used in recipes where the whole spice would be irritating to take out of the dish$3.45
Allspice Berries Ground
Also known as pimento, the allspice berry imparts flavours reminiscent of cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves with a hint of pepper. Allspice is a single small berry from the Jamaican bayberry tree. It is the dried unripe fruit which has a brown colour, which is ground to produce an easy to use powder. Its heavy sweetness lends allspice a great deal of versatility. It is a key ingredient of Caribbean cuisine. It also contains essential oils with anti-microbial components and health benefits.$3.45
You can also shop our own mixed spice blend here:
Mixed Spice – Sweet
Mixed Spice is a classic and highly aromatic spice blend of sweet spices, where cinnamon is the strongest and dominant flavour along with nutmeg and allspice. It is commonly used for baking or desserts. The most popular spice used in European countries, particularly in British cuisine, to flavour cakes, sweet pies and mixed fruit cakes. A traditional favourite used in Australian Easter and Christmas cooking, particularly mince pies, fruit cakes, and hot cross buns.$3.45