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Steenbergs Organic Ground Cloves are wonderful in baking - be it cakes, pies or gravy. Steenbergs Organic Cloves Powder is also perfect in a sweet marinade for ham or chicken before roasting. Steenbergs organic cloves powder have an aroma that is pungent, warm, aromatic and comphor-like and are wonderfully and forever implanted in my mind as one of the key smells of Christmas. The flavour of Steenbergs organic cloves is pungent, sweet, numbing and medicinal and very cleansing. Cloves are reddish brown to brown in colour and are 10-15mm in length (? - ?). They are long and nail shaped, tapered at one end and with a flatter head at the other end, which should contain a friable little ball held between the fingers, hence its name in German being nelke. The flavour is intensely pungent with ideas like medicinal, warming, sweet and numbing coming to mind, while the aroma is also really strong, being pungent, aromatic, camphorous and peppery. The flavour of Steenbergs organic glove powder is intensely pungent with ideas like medicinal, warming, sweet and numbing coming to mind, while the aroma is also really strong, being pungent, aromatic, camphorous and peppery. Because of this, it should be used sparingly and some people really don't like it, but I do, and find it really conjures up deep memories about winter, as well as being warming both psychologically and in flavour profile. Combining well with other spices, such as allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, chilli, coriander, ginger and fennel, we use cloves a lot in our blending. For example, cloves are used in Steenbergs blends including mixed spice and Madras curry powder; and work well in baking through to savoury foods, especially Indian curries. Cloves seem to have a great affinity to pork, so use to stud or rub into hams or mix in pates and terrines. Steenbergs is a familly run artisan spice company based in rural North Yorkshire.