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Old 12-27-2005, 03:38 PM   #1
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What is the best blend of Chinese 5 spice?

what is the best blend of chinese 5 spice? i've found several different blends but can't decide which is best or most authentic.

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Old 12-27-2005, 05:54 PM   #2
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Five spice powder is a blend of cinnamon, fennel, star anise, cloves and szechwan pepper. It used to be illegal to import szechwan pepper into the US, but it is now ok.
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If you want to make it yourself at home and don't care for the flavour of cloves you can swap them for allspice, like I do
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:20 AM   #4
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Five Spice Powder,
Makes 5 tablespoons

1 t ground cinnamon
1 T ground cloves
1 T fennel seed
1 T star anise
1 T Szechwan peppercorns

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