Ground spices may be mixed with breadcrumbs (or sifted flour) for coating fried foods, or with butter and flour as a crumble topping for fruit desserts. For instance, try using a pinch of saffron, turmeric or curry powder mixed with flour for coating fish cakes, croquettes or potato cakes, and ginger or cinnamon mixed with the topping for an apple crumble. Add a large pinch of ground nutmeg to a creamy cheese sauce or mashed potatoes. And maced will perk up bread sauce, spinach puree or creamed onions.
** Asian Spices