Soon The Glorious Pumpkins will be all over the place. Not only we can use them to decorate our homes inside and out, but who can refuse a pumpkin desert? So, time to BAKE!
It is time to check out your pantry to make sure that you have the “Traditional” ingredients to make pies, breads, scones, cupcakes, flans, well you get it. Pumpkin is just a main ingredient and in spite of the fact that you may need to use eggs or not; milk or not, etc. you most definitely will need an important seasoning; Pumpkin Spice and must have enough of it in stock.
However, do not fret. If you don’t have it at home or you can’t find it at the grocery store, then MAKE YOUR OWN. Pumpkin Spice is not rocket science and therefore, very easy to make at home. These are the basic ingredients in it:
Cinnamon, Ginger, Allspice, Nutmeg, and Cloves
There is no specific rule as how to measure the amounts because it is based on preference. However, I must say that, of all these spices, I would go low in cloves, just because I hate it. Smile. I will give you the Pumpkin Spice mix that I make at my home.
You will need the following:
2 tbsp. ground Cinnamon
1 ½ tsp. Ginger
1 ½ tsp. fresh ground Nutmeg
1 ½ tbsp. pure Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder (this is expensive but worth it!)
And if you prefer you can add: ½ tsp. of ground Cloves if you like it, or allspice.
In a mason jar combine all the aforementioned ingredients and stir well to make sure they are all combined.
Close the lid tight, label it and you will have enough to use this holiday season. Maybe you will have some leftover to keep in your pantry until December, smile. DONE!
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