Oh yes, it’s that time of the year: pumpkin spice everything is popping up literally everywhere. And yes, my blog is not an exclusion cause I too love me a good pumpkin spice everything 😉
For years I have seen all these wonderful pumpkin spiced recipes online, wondering ‘where did they all get the pumpkin spice from?’ and I’ve actually had a couple of desperate trips to the store & coming back empty handed. I simply have to face: it’s not widely available in the UK! (maybe a gap in the market?)
So: I simply have to make my own – which, as I found, is actually super easy and only requires a few simple ingredients from the spice rack.
3 Tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground dried ginger
2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
Super simple: Mix the spices together in a small bowl. Store the mixture in a closed jar or spice container.
It’s definitely easiest if all ingredients are dried & ground – though I also did not have dried clove and allspice in the house when I made it the first time.
Instead I simply ground it up in a food processor and put through a strainer to filter out the bigger bits – worked just as well, but also involves an extra step 😉