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Why make your own Pickling Spice

October 12th, 2012 | Posted by Ruby in Condiments - (Comments Off on Why make your own Pickling Spice)

You may wonder why anyone would want to make there own pickling spice when it’s easy enough to buy ready made – only problem is it s not always that easy to find.  And of course when you make your own you can adjust each of ingredients to suit your own palate.  So here it is.

I’ll be posting some recipes that use these pickling spices shortly.

Pickling Spice Recipe

2 Tablespoons mustard seed

2 Tablespoons black peppercorns

2 Tablespoons coriander seeds

2 Tablespoons whole allspice

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

6-9 bay leaves crumbled

1 cinnamon stick broken (about 2 inches/5 cm)

2 teaspoons whole cloves

1 teaspoon ground ginger



1.  Lightly toast the mustard seeds, coriander seeds and black peppercorns then smash with a rolling pin

2.  Mix all ingredients together

makes about 3 small spice bottles