Recipe: Homemade five-spice powder

Spices and aromatic herbs mixtures
February 14, 2010



Valentine DayThis year I'm cooking a special dinner for both Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year, a romantic dinner with chinese dishes. I've cooked all day, and there's still a lot of work to do.
As usually, I had to prepare my homemade spices mixture, and the aroma is been all around for hours.


There are many different recipes for chinese five spice powder, that uses the cassia instead of cinnamon, or anise seeds.

Five-spice

Five-spice powder


Ingredients
2 star anise
1 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp black pepper corns
3cm cinnamon
5 cloves


ToastingDirections
Broke the star anice and toast it with the black pepper corns in a pan for 3-4 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and toast another minute. Grind them and store in a jar.


Spices and aromatic herbs mixturesFive-spice Powder
Origin: China
Suggested ingredients: star anise, anise seeds, fennel seeds, black pepper, cassia, cinnamon, cloves.

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Author: radha (URL)
18/02/2010

HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR Gong Hey Fat Choy! May your year be filled with lots of sweet flavors, health and coolness!


Author: Graziana
18/02/2010

Wow thank you! Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family!


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