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Mixed Spice

Unfortunately not available commercially in the U.S., this is a close approximation of Sainsbury’s Mixed Spice.

Mix together the following ground spices and store in a tightly sealed jar.

4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. coriander
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves

The list of ingredients on the Sainsbury jar puts ground dill seed (!) between coriander and ginger, in case you want to experiment with adding that to your mix!

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  1. Cath #

    You have apple pie spice blends available in the U.S, don’t you? Basically the same I think, certainly I sub mixed spice for ‘apple pie’ and ‘pumpkin pie’ spice when they come up in my U.S. cookbooks or on blogs

    December 1, 2013
    • Yes, Cath, we do have spice blends available for apple and pumpkin pies, but British mixed spice is as different from them as they are from each other. Rather as it is with curry powders, there are many different blends, each delicious in its own way, but including or emphasizing different spices. We LOVE what British mixed spice does for baked goods, and want others to be able to taste that difference!

      December 1, 2013
  2. Cynthia Frank #

    I want to recreate the flavor of Sainsbury’s ground mixed spice as closely as possible, so exactly how much dill should I add ?

    May 12, 2015
    • Absolutely no idea, sadly. BUT, assuming that the ingredients are listed in the order of their prevalence in the mixture, we’d say you could try adding 1 tsp. of dill seed to the above mixture — or something between ¾ tsp. and 1¾ tsp. Let us know what you find!

      May 12, 2015

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