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Old 12-02-2012, 07:46 PM   #5
somebody shut me the fark up.

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There is actually no actual recipe for 5-Spice powder, it does have to have the Star Anise and Cinnamon to work in more traditional recipes.

The other frequent ingredients used:
Fennel seed
Ground Cloves
Sichuan Peppercorns

The theory if that no more than five spices, with the Star Anise and Cinnamon as the main flavors. Incidentally, I am not making this up from pure air, it is based upon information from a cookbook by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
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