i was looking at a different mixed spice mixthere are two kinds of mixed spice , the main one is a blended sweet flavour its ground to a fine powder its dried too. it has corander cinnamon, pimento (allspice) ginger , cassia, nutmegs, and cloves , , its mainly used to flavour , fruit cakes, cakes , apple dishes, cookies, candies middle eastern food. , hot puddings like a steamed pudding etc
It has a sweet spicey flavour with out being hot or overpowering
it also goes really nicely with mixed herbs which is a dried mix of thyme,rosemary,marjoram,basil,oregano,sage in a bread and onion stuffing for roast chicken.
the one i use most often is a mix of cinammon , nutmeg, and alspice which is the one i gave you the ratio of earlier. its great stuff.
In case you dont know what allspice is , heres an ingrediant list
And Yes Luc Allspice is referred to as pimento , (meaning a mix of peppers) it has cinnamon, nutmeg,cloves and a either whole or ground dried peppercorn berries.
Its used to flavour meats, gravies, sauces, pickles , and relishes as well as hamburger meat, deserts, cookes , pastries and beverages, a little pinch of it gives a hot chocolate a nice tasty wee zing
hope this helps