food features

Allspice, mixed spice and five-spice

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Question:
Can you please tell me the difference between allspice, mixed spice and five-spice powder?
J. Sanderson

Answer:
Allspice is the dried, unripe berry of a pimento tree. It is available ground or in seed form, and used in a variety of dishes such as pickles, casseroles, cakes and puddings.

Mixed spice is a classic mixture generally containing caraway, allspice, coriander, cumin, nutmeg and ginger, although cinnamon and other spices can be added. It is used with fruit and in cakes.

Five-spice powder is a blend of star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel and Szechuan pepper. Available from most supermarkets or Asian food stores, it is used in Chinese cookery.

Rate this Poor x x x x x Great
Current user rating by 1 users: x x x x x
comments powered by Disqus

VIDEOS

PHOTOS

ARTICLES

Today's top 5

Sarah Michelle Gellar on her enduring romance with Freddie Prinze, Jr. Sarah Michelle Gellar, 37, is currently visiting Australia and sat down with Woman’s Day in Sydney to talk about life after Buffy and the secret behind her enduring romance. Gwyneth Paltrow dancing Gwyneth Paltrow rips it up in hip-hop dance class Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't look like a woman suffering through a public divorce. Blake and Louise: Our love is real Despite all the of The Bachelor backlash, one thing is clear - Blake and Louise are very much in love. The Bachelor's Lisa: Blake called me after dumping Sam Despite Blake Garvey publicly declaring his love for Louise Pillidge, bachelorette Lisa Hyde says Louise wasn’t the only one he called after he ended his engagement to Sam Frost. Week Two of Karen's CrossFit Challenge The CrossFit Challenge: Week 2 They say it takes a village to raise a child and I'm beginning to think it will be the same to give rise to my dream body...
Who wore it best?
One outfit, two celebrities. Who wore it best? You decide!