Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Five-Spice Blend

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 1/4 cup
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2 teaspoons mixed peppercorns

8 whole star anise

1 teaspoon whole cloves

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Toast the peppercorns in a hot pan until they are aromatic, about 1 minute. Put into an electric spice grinder along with the star anise, cloves and fennel seeds and process into a powder. Add the cinnamon and process for a few seconds to combine. Store in an airtight jar.