This isn’t so much a recipe, but more a flavouring that you can use to pep-up many puds, cakes and biscuits. I use my Pumpkin Spice Mix constantly – and you will see many recipes on my site make reference to it…
We are somewhat new to the Pumpkin Spice party in Britain. While our American cousins are all too familiar with its aroma and taste, it took the relentless march of Starbucks in Blighty for it to become truly well known here. Now you can find it in everything from coffee, cakes and candles.
While it is similar to the ground mixed spice jar you might find in your grandparent’s kitchen, I find it a bit more warming and less acrid in taste. So much so that I always have a large jar of this mix on standby in my spice cupboard to add generously to biscuits, crumbles, jams – in fact anything vaguely autumnal where the recipe might ask for cinnamon or ginger. I have yet to see a jar of ready mixed pumpkin spice in the UK but given that it is so easy to mix up yourself, there’s really no need for the shops to start now.Print
- 80g Ground Cinnamon
- 40g Ground Ginger
- 20g Ground Nutmeg
- 10g Ground Cloves
- Gently mix the spices together with a balloon whisk in a medium bowl.
- Decant into an air-tight jar and keep for 6-8 months.
- Category: flavourings
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: autumn, fall, baking, flavours, pumpkin spice, seasoning, spices