- 2 tbsp ground cinnamon or 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 tbsp black peppercorn
- 1 tbsp dried thyme
This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…
- 2 tsp allspice berries
- 1½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ nutmeg, grated
One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury…
Toast the whole spices in a small pan until they are aromatic and have turned a shade or two darker. Don’t be tempted to skip this stage, as it really enhances the flavours.
Tip into a spice grinder (or use a pestle and mortar), then add the ready-ground spices and dried herbs if required, and crush to a fine powder. Store in a sealed jar for up to six months.