French Spice Mixture

  • Serves

    makes 2 Tablespoons

(Quatre Épices)
Originally used in baroque cooking, this blend of "four spices"—usually cloves, ginger, nutmeg and pepper—was used largely for making sausage and salami.


  • 1 heaping tbsp. black peppercorns
  • 2 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg


Step 1

Grind peppercorns, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg together.

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