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Specialty spices can be pricey and if you don’t use them often enough they lose their strength. I like to buy whole spices and create my own spice mixes. You can usually find inexpensive spices in the international aisle of your grocery store and place in the freezer if you won’t be using them within a few months. I find that a coffee grinder is the best piece of equipment for grinding spices. Just make sure you wipe it clean after each use to prevent it from developing any strong flavors. I use Chinese Five Spice for the candied pecans in the following post. I might even try it the next time I make Vegi-curious Brownies. Thanks for being Vegi-curious!

Chinese Five Spice

If using whole spices, grind in coffee grinder before measuring. Store in air-tight container.

2 tsp. ground cloves
1 Tablespoon ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon ground star anise
1 Tablespoon ground fennel seeds


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