This Christmas Allspice will ignite the senses with its glorious smell of cinnamon, ginger and cloves and transport you to a place of memories past and seasonal rituals.
Christmas is a time that evokes memories for all of us. In our home, we’ve long made our own tradition of Christmas. Some years it might mean visiting family interstate, or celebrating with local framily, the two of us sitting on the beach watching the sun rise or spending the weeks leading up to Christmas preparing food and care packs for the homeless. As conscious consumers, Christmas for us, is about peace and kindness. How we try to live every day, really.
Despite it’s name, you’ll use Christmas Allspice all year round. The warming spices work exceptionally well with sweet bakes of gingerbread, pumpkin cakes and biscuits. Though, don’t limit Christmas Allspice to enhancing sweet bakes. Add a dash curry, soups, stews, breakfast oats, or to sweet potato before mashing. And try a sprinkle in eggnog, chai tea, coffee or a warm milk for a delicious drink.
It’s just as versatile in the warmer months. Add a dash to French toast batter, in granola, toss with nuts and roast, or sprinkle on popcorn for a low calorie snack. Christmas Allspice will soon become an essential pantry spice you’ll reach for, more often than not.
A note on buying mace spice. Mace isn’t typically available in the mainstream supermarkets. Find it in Indian supermarkets or spice merchants, like Gerwurzhaus, and independent supermarkets.
Try these Devine Spiced Pumpkin Cakelets, which has quickly become one of my favourite cake recipes.
- 1 Small Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Spoons
- 1 Small, sterilized jar
- 5 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon Ground Ginger
- 2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
- 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
- 1 teaspoon Ground Anise
- ½ teaspoon Ground Mace
- Mix all spices together and store in an airtight jar or container.5 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon, 1 tablespoon Ground Ginger, 2 teaspoon Ground Cloves, 1 teaspoon Ground Cardamom, 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander, 1 teaspoon Ground Anise, ½ teaspoon Ground Mace