A staple in any good pantry, these dried flower buds originated on the Maluku Islands, an archipelago of Indonesia known to Europeans as the Spice Islands back in the 16th century. Since then, clove powder has provided an aromatic je ne sais quoi to hearty stews and fresh baked goods for cuisines all over the world. Ground cloves offer a robust, fragrant touch to any dish. Think bold speculoos, spicy pumpkin and warming honey-baked ham.
Use sparingly to taste
Why not try...
...mixing clove powder with brown sugar and rubbing onto ham or pork before cooking. Cloves are also delicious in bread sauce, apple pies or fruit crumbles.
Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
Don't forget – ground cloves pair perfectly with cinnamon.