A classic French four-spice mix. It can also have five or six spices, though it’s still quatre. Strange, no? Regardless, it’s fantastic for forcemeats, soups, paté, and sometimes sweets.
Sort of like a French pumpkin pie spice, but with a heftier kick. Cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and black pepper come together for a fragrant medley. Sometimes people also add cinnamon or allspice to the mix, but the base is almost always the same. It’s a classic blend for charcuterie and soups, but these days young and modern home cooks are adding it to breads, pastries, and chocolates. For a fantastic Christmas cookie add 1 ½ teaspoons of quatre épices to a batch of sugar cookies for a unique sweet-savory treat that’ll wow everyone at the holiday cookie exchange.
|Ingredients||White peppercorns, black peppercorns, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.|
|Recommended Applications||Use this delightful blend of spices to season soups, stews, quiche, breads, casseroles, baked noodles, or rice molds. Quatre Epices is fragrant and adds a peppery note to any dish it is added to. Other great applications include sprinkling over candied carrots, acorn squash, pork or chicken.|
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary. Typically 1-2 teaspoons is added to desired recipes.|
|Shelf Life||3 years|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Dietary Preferences||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Allergen Information||None Specified|