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spoonful of mixed spice

Mixed Spice: A British Blend

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: about 4 tablespoons 1x


Mixed spice is a British blend that’s perfect for baking apple pies or adding to cake, cookies, hot cross buns, or Christmas baking recipes.  It’s a sweet blend you can give as a homemade gift, or use to make delicious tea treats and dessert recipes.


  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2/3 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2/3 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2/3 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground mace


  1. Mix all ingredients together with a wire whisk until thoroughly combined.
  2. Store in an airtight, labeled container in a cool, dark place for up to 3 months.


  • Use the freshest spices you can find.  Preferably, grind your own with a mortar and pestle or grinder.
  • Sieve the mixture to remove any large pieces.
  • Store it away from light and heat.
  • It will keep in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months.  After that, its flavor will start to dull.
  • Category: Spice Blends
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: British

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