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Mixed Spice

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Serves 1 - 1 Jar

A homemade combination of spices to use in a recipe asking for "mixed spice"

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  • Here is a typical blend of spices used to make mixed spice:
  • 1 Tbs ground allspice
  • 1 Tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground mace
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground Ginger
  • Blend all spices together, and store in a sealed jar away from light.


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Sheenagh Murphy's picture
Sheenagh Murphy
1st Dec, 2017
THANK YOU - so impossible to find Mixed Spice here in Canada! And all my elderly Irish relatives are no longer around to send it to me!
26th Nov, 2017
wayy too much nutmeg, smell it yourself and see. Ideally half the amount of stated nutmeg in future
1st Aug, 2016
Like others, it is very difficult to find this ingredient abroad. Many thanks and best wishes from Switzerland! x
robets746d's picture
15th Oct, 2015
Impossible to find in Hong Kong! You have saved our christmas cake!
20th Sep, 2014
Brilliant thanks! The mixed spice you get in the supermarket is rubbish.
9th Dec, 2012
Thank goodness you had a recipe for Mixed Spice because I could not find it anywhere - not even in San Francisco! You have saved my Christmas Cake!
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Elizabeth Cowli...
21st Oct, 2019
I think the main reason that there is too much nutmeg flavour is that Allspice and Mace are the same thing. so I personally would not add the extra 2tsp of ground mace.. Allspice/Mace is the flower around the nutmeg nut which is dried and ground. it has a similar flavour to nutmeg but is way stronger. Mixed spice is not easy to get in germany only through the expensive british shops so I will be making some tonight. For those of you living in germany Allspice/mace is called Piment Macis and can be found in most good supermarkets.