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Mixed Spice: What is Mixed Spice in British Food?

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Christmas Recipes: Mince Pie Recipe

Mince Pie Recipe Using Mixed Spice

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Definition: Mixed spice occurs frequently in British cooking. It is a carefully blended spice mix which is bought ready made. The warm spicy flavourings are found in many traditional British recipes, particularly Christmas cakes, Christmas Pudding, Hot Cross Buns, and many other cakes, pies and baked goods.

Mixed spice includes a balance of some or all of the following ground spices: Cinnamon, Coriander Seed, Caraway, Nutmeg, Ginger, Cloves, Allspice and Mace.

In the US, Pumpkin Pie Spice mix is a great alternative to mixed spice.

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