Five-spice mix

Five-spice mix

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Cooking time

Takes 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 1 small jar

An ancient spice mix used in Chinese cooking that combines sweet cinnamon and cloves, fennel seeds and star anise, and tongue-tingling Sichuan pepper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
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protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp cinnamon or 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp fennel seed
  • 6 star anise
  • 2 tsp Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 tsp whole clove

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Method

  1. Toast the whole spices in a small pan until they are aromatic and have turned a shade or two darker. Don’t be tempted to skip this stage, as it really enhances the flavours.
  2. Tip into a spice grinder (or use a pestle and mortar), then add the ready-ground spices and dried herbs if required, and crush to a fine powder. Store in a sealed jar for up to six months.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2013

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Have just made this and it smells divine!!! thank you, as always, Good Food :)

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