Allspice Cooking Tips and Substitutions Allspice can be substituted for cloves in many recipes.
For a flavorful peppercorn mixture for your peppermill, add whole allspice berries in equal proportions to green, black, and white peppercorns.
To further intensify the flavor and aroma of whole allspice berries, place them on a cookie sheet and roast in a 350-degree F. oven until they begin to smell, about 10 minutes. Achieve the same effect by using a heavy dry frypan on the stovetop, shaking often over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. Watch carefully so they do not burn and become bitter. Cool before using.
When using allspice in yeast breads, limit the amount to 1/4 teaspoon per cup of flour.
The allspice can inhibit the activity of the yeast in large amounts.
6 whole allspice berries = 1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground allspice.
1 teaspoon ground allspice = 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.
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