Chinese Five-Spice Powder
(makes about 1½ tblsp)
1 star anise
½ cinnamon stick
20-25 black or schezuan peppercorns
20-25 fennel seeds
12-15 whole cloves
NOTES: This is so fragrant that when you grind it and smell the aroma, I think you will, in your mind, envision many things you could experiment with, using this spice mixture.
In a grinder, grind all the ingredients together until they are in powder form.