This Chinese Five Spice Powder is really worth making your own. It is best to make it fresh, as and when you need it. I use a coffee grinder as my spice grinder as it works brilliantly. Just remember, if you grind spices in it, you cannot use it for coffee.
- 5 star anise
- 15mls fennel seeds
- 15mls Sichuan peppercorns
- 10mls cloves
- 10mls ground cinnamon
- place the spices in a dry frying pan and heat gently
- remove from the heat when you can smell the spices
- grind to a fine powder
- pass through a fine sieve to remove the husks
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