Added too much cayenne powder to my spice mix, now it’s too hot. What can I do to fix it and tone down the heat?

The mix contains sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, pepper, allspice & cayenne (of which I used twice as much as required).

  • Just to be absolutely sure: You mean “cayenne” (as in the spice), not “cyan” (as in the blue-green color), right? I edited the post for now, in the unlikely case that I made a mistake, feel free to edit again.
    – Stephie
    Sep 26 at 15:59

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The best thing to do is add enough of the others to make it up to double quantity, then use half and save the other half for another time.

  • … or see if you like it hot ;)
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 26 at 16:21
  • @Tetsujin that's the other option, but it did sound like too much for their tastes.
    – Chris H
    Sep 26 at 19:18

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