Five Spice Powder

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners

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• 2 Tbsp black peppercorns
• 3 star anise
• 2 tsp fennel seeds
• Two 3-inch cinnamon sticks, broken into small pieces
• 6 whole cloves


In a small, heavy dry skillet, toast peppercorns over medium heat until they become fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Shake pan often to prevent burning. Remove to a bowl. Repeat toasting process separately with star anise, fennel seeds, cinnamon, and cloves.

Let it cool. Pour all of the toasted spices into a spice grinder (or clean coffee grinder) and grind to a fine powder. Let rest in the grinder for 1 minute, then transfer to a glass container and tighten lid. Store in a cool, dark place up to one month.

Yield: about 1/4 cup


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