Five spice powder

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Region China
Categories Partial recipes
Tags Basic recipes
Servings: 0
Preperation time: 5 minutes.
Cooking time: 5 minutes.
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Of course you can buy it from your local chinese supermarket but if you're anything like me you'll find it interesting to know how to make it yourself.

Five spice powder

The ingredients for five spice powder:

  • 10 gram star anise;
  • 10 gram fennel seeds;
  • 10 gram cinnamon powder;
  • 10 gram sichuan pepper;
  • 5 gram cloves;

How to make five spice powder?

  1. Roast the star anise, the fennel seed, the sichuan pepper and the clove in a frying pan without any oil for about 3 minutes. Make sure you don't burn it, you just want the flavors to come out. You should be able to smell when it's done
  2. Crush the star anise, the fennel seeds, the cinnamon powder, the sichuan pepper and the cloves in a blender or a mortar; using a mortar will give a more authentic structure to the result.
  3. Your result is ready for further use.

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