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Pickling Spice Mix I (P, TNT)
Source: Jim Bodle
Yield: 1/3 cup

2 tbsp. mustard seed
1 tbsp. whole allspice
2 tsp. coriander seeds
2 whole cloves
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
1 bay leaf, crumbled
1 2" cinnamon stick

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight jar or container. Use in favorite pickle or pickling recipes.

Poster's Notes:
Here's a good homemade mix. Remember, this is a mixture of whole spices. DON'T put this mixture into a spice grinder.

Additional note from Ruth Baks: I also include dill seeds and black peppercorns in my pickling spice. I would also recommend substituting the ground ginger with small pieces of dried gingerroot. Whole spices are preferred because ground spices can darken the pickling brine and cause it to become cloudy. The cinnamon stick would best be broken up into pieces.

Posted by Nancy Berry

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A