Cloves ground are used in the cuisine of African, Asian, and the near and middle east. Cloves are the dried bud of an evergreen tree. It is generally used in beverages, baking, jams and preserves. Cloves ground go well with many other spices in some dishes, like beef stew, and chicken soup. Cloves ground is also delicious in bread sauce, apple pies and fruit crumbles. This herb has a warm, pungent aroma. It has been long a favourite in cakes and biscuits.