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Five spice

Five spice is a spice mixture used in Chinese cuisine that combines the five basic flavours: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and spicy.

Creation by Erik Hermans, De Limonadefabriek, Streefkerk, the Netherlands.

Five spice

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Ingredients

6

g

ground cinnamon

5

g

Szechuan pepper

7

g

fennel seeds

3

g

cloves

10

g

star anise

Preparation method

  • Toast all the spices in a dry frying pan.
  • Combine all the ingredients and grind finely in a coffee mill.
  • Store in an air-tight container until needed. 

Serving suggestions

  • A wonderful Asian flavour element for both savoury and sweet dishes.

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