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A commercial mixed spice mixture.

Mixed spice, also called pudding spice, is a British [1] blend of sweet spices, similar to pumpkin pie spice, an American blend of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. It is often used to complement fruits or other sweet foods.

The term "mixed spice" has been used for this blend of spices in cookbooks at least as far back as 1828[2] and probably much earlier.

Mixed spice should not be confused with allspice.

Ingredients

Mixed spice typically contains:

It may also contain, or commonly have added to it:

See also

References

  1. ^ Mixed Spice (Pudding Spice)
  2. ^ a b A supplement to the pharmacopœias by Samuel Frederick Gray. 1828.
  3. ^ Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats, by Miss Leslie of Philadelphia. 1832. (Project Gutenberg)
  4. ^ The practice of cookery, pastry, confectionary, pickling, preserving, by Frazer. 1820. ("Portable Soup")

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