In the last of this trinity of York Food and Drink festival updates I share my favourite spice mix for adding a touch of the medieval to your baking. Whilst it is fantastic applied to a modern gingerbread biscuit like the one mentioned in my Christmas 2014 History Girls blog, feel free to throw it into a traditional shortbread, apple pie or even rub all over your favourite roasting joint before popping it in the oven.
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 tablepoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground mace or nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves