How to Make Mixed Spice

Where would a pantry be without some mixed spice? It's even better when you've made it fresh yourself. This delicious combination of spices is suitable for desserts, cakes, puddings, biscuits, cookies and some savory dishes.


  • 1 tbsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp coriander, ground
  • 1 tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, ground
  • 1/4 tsp allspice, ground
  • 1/4 tsp cloves, ground


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    Grind the whole spices in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder.
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    Add the spices to a bowl.
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    Mix all the ingredients together.
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    Place into an airtight storage container. You should aim to use up the mixed spice within two months.


  • Remember that stale mixed spice will spoil your cooking. Do not be tempted to keep it too long.

Things You'll Need

  • Small bowl
  • Stirring implement
  • Airtight container for storage

Article Info

Categories: Spice Mixes