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Make Your Own Mixed Spice
February 22, 2014

Make Your Own Mixed Spice and Add Fab Flavours to Your Puddings and Desserts


22nd February 2014 -- Issue #31

Table of Contents

1. Recipe of the Week - Make Your Own Mixed Spice

2. Top Tips on Toasting and Grinding Spices For Fab Flavours and Mouthwatering Aromas!

3. My Facebook Page

4. Recommended BBQ Recipe Book

5. Build a Website & Earn Money!

If making puddings and desserts is something you enjoy, then making a homemade mixed spice is highly recommended.

This is a quick and easy mix to make that will add fabulous flavours and mouthwatering aromas.

Ingredients: (makes about 5 tbsp)

3 inch piece cinnamon stick
2 tbsp coriander seeds (cilantro)
2 tbsp allspice berries
1 tbsp caraway seeds
2 tsp grated nutmeg
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp whole cloves
4-5 mace blades

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Break up the mace and cinnamon

  • Grind the cinnamon and mace pieces along with the cloves, coriander, caraway and allspice

  • Sieve into a bowl

  • Add the nutmeg and ginger and combine thoroughly

    Store in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.

    How to Toast and Grind

    A few people have asked how I toast and grind whole spices. It's really very easy...

  • Over a medium heat add your spices to a dry pan

  • Whilst stirring or shaking the pan; toast for a few minutes

  • When they start to darken and you can really smell their aromas, they're ready

  • Remove from the heat and let cool before grinding

    Facebook Page

    To keep up to date with new recipes and herbs and spices info,

    I have a Facebook page you may like...

    The Ultimate Guide to a Delicious Backyard BBQ

    By Oscar Orillia

    Here's a link to a BBQ book I recommend.

    Build a Website & Earn Money!

    Would you like to build your own website?

    Maybe you have a hobby, knowledge to share or even make things you'd like to sell.

    A year ago I had no idea about building a website. And now I'm sharing my herbs and spices knowledge and earning a few extra dollars along the way!

    Have a quick look at these links below, and don't worry if you know nothing about website building. I certainly didn't...

    First Day of the Rest of Your Life

    Until Next Week,

    Jason - Bespoke Spices

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