Mixed Spice - Traditional Old Fashioned English Pudding Spice

5 mins (prep 5)
7 ingredients
1 servings
The aromatic scent of holidays and Mum's home baking, mixed spice is an essential jar on the spice rack. Mixed spice is a blend of sweet spices traditionally used in English cooking to provide a warming backnote. This typically English spice mixture can be purchased ready-mixed, but I prefer to make my own, as I find it difficult to find in France and I have my own special blend. It is essential for fruit cakes, Christmas plum pudding, mincemeat and hot cross buns; mixed spice is also a great addition to other fruity desserts such as apple & fruit pies, crumbles and compotes. Try it in cream cheese desserts, pickles, chutneys and mulled wine too. Make it up and buy the spices needed in small quantities, as the mixture soon loses its full rich flavour. Allspice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger are the usual blend of spices, but I sometimes like to add a few ground cardamom seeds as well as some ground coriander seeds. This spice mixture makes an unusual and attractive gift - tie a ribbon around the neck of the jar, with pretty paper and then add a seasonal recipe tag.

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Serving Size (17.8 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 26.43 Calories from Fat 9.99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.11g 1.71%
Saturated Fat 0.33g 1.67%
Trans Fat 0.02g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 19.55mg 0.81%
Total Carbohydrate 6.67g 2.22%
Dietary Fiber 2.85 g 11.42%
Sugars 0.14 g %
Protein 0.59g 1.18%
Vitamin A 30.12IU% Vitamin C 1.5mg%
Calcium 63.04mg% Iron 0.98mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cinnamon sticks, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground cardamom, ground coriander