Five-spice powder (56)

    Find fabulous sweet and sour pork, Peking duck and Chinese noodle recipes that are all flavoured with Chinese five-spice powder. Because five spice features cinnamon, ginger and cloves - it makes a great addition to chutneys and orange cakes, too.

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    1 review
     
    1hr

    Five-spice powder – a fragrant mix of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, star anise and Sichuan peppercorns – is used a great deal in Chinese cooking, and here it adds an oriental flavour to appetising, pitta pocket sandwiches.

    Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

     
    3 reviews
     
    35min

    The simple Oriental technique of stir-frying is perfect for preparing meals in a hurry. It is also a great healthy cooking method because it uses just a small amount of oil and cooks vegetables quickly so that most of their beneficial vitamins and minerals are preserved.

    Recipe by: Azmina Govindji

     
    7 reviews
     
    5min

    This simple mixture of five spices commonly used in Chinese cooking works great as a rub or in a marinade.

    Recipe by: Casey Krajenka

     
    7 reviews
     
    1hr

    With just a touch of sweetness, this olive oil cake has a hint of orange zest and five-spice powder. If you don't eat it all the first day, cut it into cubes and layer with whipped cream and oranges, or toast and slather with honey.

    Recipe by: ChefJackie

     
    13 reviews
     
    6hr

    I wanted to make something savoury with fresh cherries because there's only so much cherry pie and ice cream one man can eat!

    Recipe by: Scott Simmons

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