Our Baker's Gift Box is perfect for anyone who really loves to bake, or anyone who really loves the fruits of that labor. This baking spices gift box is one of the best gifts you can possibly give to the dessert maker in your life. The spices for baking are ground fresh on Spice House premises in small weekly batches to insure the freshest, most fragrant and flavorful powders. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding! In addition to the four jars of fresh spices, the box is packed with usable Turkish bay leaves, Korintje cinnamon sticks, whole Grenada nutmeg, and China #1 dried ginger root.
Your gift box selection includes these baking spices, ground fresh weekly in small custom batches.
SAIGON CASSIA CINNAMON
This rich, vibrant cinnamon has a strong, sweet nature which makes it ideal for baking. It has a high 5-7% oil content and a hint of spicy heat, and will stand out over most other flavors. This is the cinnamon to use in apple dishes, cinnamon rolls, and anywhere you want it to be a dominant flavor. In addition to baking, this cinnamon is great for sprinkling over cereal, oatmeal, waffles, French toast, and sliced bananas or apples.
EAST INDIES NUTMEG, GROUND
Nutmeg's rich, piney flavor is the underpinning of many European baking recipes. In addition to baking, nutmeg is called for in such vegetable recipes as baked squash, sauteed spinach, and sweet potato pie. Nutmeg makes a good secret ingredient for stews, cream soups, sauces, preserves and meatballs. A tradition sprinkled over holiday eggnog.
CHINA NO. 1 GINGER, POWDERED
This beautiful, high-grade ginger has a fresh lemony scent and a rich cream color. Ginger loses flavor rapidly when ground, so it's important to have a freshly ground ginger for its pungent heat. Gingerbread cookies are always a holiday favorite. Oriental and Pacific rim cooking use ginger quite often in foods other than bakery, including stir fry, sweet & sour dishes, fish, and curries.
DOUBLE-STRENGTH PURE VANILLA EXTRACT
Made with 200 Madagascar Bourbon Island vanilla beans per gallon and a cold, slow-compress extraction, this is the best vanilla available in the US. It is so strong you need use only half of what your recipe calls for. However, if you love vanilla the way we do, it's even more marvelous when used full-strength! Especially perfect for those of us who never think recipes call for enough vanilla.