I caught up with a number of blogs the other day and one thing they all had in common was their discussion of pumpkin pie spiced things. So from interior magazines, to foodie sites to fashion sites, every single one had either a recipe or an ode to this remarkably easy spice mix.
Pumpkin Pie spiced donuts, coffees, beers, cakes, pasta dishes (blerg) and obviously pies. And the one thing all these blogs had in common was that they were UK based blogs where I’d estimate that 80% of people have never tried to make pumpkin pie or even eaten it before (tinned pumpkin being quite hard to find, and you need that, otherwise you get watery pie). So it just highlighted to me in such a simple way that the internet is causing a huge culture cross-over. And also, that the UK needs to get with the mass sharing/indoctrination of some of our awesome foodie traditions (scotch eggs, pork pies and bakewell tarts are my suggestions)
For what it’s worth, pumpkin pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, ginger, allspice & nutmeg. Nothing that special, tasty tho. And you can see the featured image is a pumpkin pie spice cheesecake bar that I made a few years ago.