What Does It Taste Like?
British mixed spice is similar to gingerbread spice with its warm and somewhat sweet, somewhat spicy flavor tones. It is a perfect blend of the seasonings we normally associate with the fall and winter.
Cooking With Mixed Spice
The spices included in this blend are mainly sweet, with an emphasis on the cinnamon. It is most often used in baking, sprinkled over fruit, or combined with other sweet ingredients. The flavor is somewhat rich so the spice will often appear in Christmas desserts as well as other celebratory recipes. Mixed spice is not just used for sweet cakes, though—a sprinkle or two in a casserole is always welcome.
Recipes With Mixed Spice
Because mixed spice is so frequently used in British holiday baked goods and puddings, it is sometimes referred to as “cake spice” or “pudding spice.” It is also incorporated into cookies, pancakes, breads, and fruit salads. If you enjoy these warm flavors in savory foods, try the spice mix in a stuffing and as a seasoning for poultry.