How to Make Chinese Five Spice and Add Fab Flavours to Your Home Cooking
26th April 2018 -- Issue #127
Table of Contents
1. My Facebook Page/Youtube/Google Plus/Twitter Links
2. Recipe of the Week - Chinese 5 Spice Mix
3. My Recipe Book
4. Top Tips on Toasting and Grinding Spices For Fab Flavours and Mouthwatering Aromas!
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Homemade 5 Spice Mix
For adding authentic flavour to your Chinese cooking, making your own Chinese 5 spice powder is the thing to do! Super versatile, it works with numerous dishes both savoury and sweet.
Makes about 6 tbsp
1 tbsp peppercorns
1 tbsp fennel seeds
2 tsp whole cloves
3 inch piece of cinnamon
3-4 star anise
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
- Break up the cinnamon stick and star anise
- Finely grind the cinnamon and star anise pieces with the fennel seeds, cloves and peppercorns
- That's all there is to it!
Note: You could dry toast all the spices before grinding. This really brings out their flavours and aromas!
See the toasting and grinding info down the page for tips on this recommended, easy to do cooking process.
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Spice Magic - Recipe Book
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This is my new downloadable recipe book all about making your own spice mixes and herb blends.
It has 100 Recipes from all around the world ranging from the basic to fairly complex.
Just a few of the recipes you'll find within...
- A Collection of BBQ Rubs
- Cajun, Creole and Taco Seasonings
- Curry Powder and Masala Blends
- Pumpkin and Pudding Spice Recipes
- Mulling and Pickling Spice Mixes
- Recipes For Dry rubs
- Blends From China, India, US, Africa and Europe
- And Many
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How to Toast and Grind
Dry toasting and grinding spices is the key to getting the most flavour out of your ingredients and into your home cooking...
Step 1: Add your whole spices to a dry pan over a low to medium heat and whilst stirring or shaking the pan, lightly toast them for a few minutes. When you can really smell the aromas and they start to darken, they're ready.
Step 2: Let them cool and then grind.
Step 3: For a finer blend, put them through a sieve before combining with any ground ingredients and herbs.
Click Here for step-by-step info and photos on this recommended technique.
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Jason - Spice-Mixes.com