chinese five-spice powder

The other day, I bought a packet of 5-spice powder at a Chinese supermarket, and was delighted to see the contents listed so accurately by percentage.  In future, I shall make my own.

21% star anise
21% fennel seed
21% cinnamon
17% cloves
20% cardamom

Pulverise all these ingredients and mix together.

3 comments to this

ramtops said on 21 May 2006 at 10:33:02:

that's very useful!  Thanks.

hem said on 22 May 2006 at 16:15:15:

hmmmm, genuine five spice should contain Szechwan peppercorns. The recipe I use is equal amounts of ground cinnamon, cloves, star anise, fennel seeds and Szechuan peppercorns.

ramtops said on 22 May 2006 at 16:33:17:

is that equal amounts by weight or by volume?

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