Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pumpkin Pie spice

I'm a huge fan of pumpkin pie, I miss it after the holidays. With just a little squirt of fresh whipped cream or store-bought in a pinch. But if you mix up your own combination of pumpkin pie spice you can use it in your pancakes and french toast, cakes, or anything, and keep the memory alive until the great existential pumpkin rises over the pumpkin patch he finds most sincere and flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world.

My pumpkin pie spice is clove-less, I use allspice instead. Sorry, not a huge fan, but if you love cloves you can add the same amount as the allspice or replace the allspice with ground cloves. Feel free to experiment :) You can make 2 tsp of the stuff as follows:

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

or mix up a batch by multiplying such as:

2 Tbl cinnamon
1 Tbl ginger
1.5 tsp nutmeg
1.5 tsp allspice

Makes 4 Tbl

4 Tbl cinnamon
2 Tbl ginger
1 Tbl nutmeg
1 Tbl allspice

Makes 8 Tbl

Enjoy. Try replacing cinnamon in your recipes with twice as much pumpkin pie spice.

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