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Spice Powders

Prepared spice mixes, every mediaeval cook having their own receipt. Mentioned repeatedly in cookbooks from the 14th Century onwards, there is no definitive list of ingredients. Typical mixes might be:

Powder Douce... (Sweet): aniseed, fennel, ground hyssop and sugar.
Powder Fort... (Strong): cloves, mace, ground ginger, cinnamon and pepper.
Powder Blanche... (White): flavoured sugar.

There are two established English Spice mixes in current use Sunderland Spice and Manchester Seasoning

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