GREEK BREADS are usually seasoned with aniseeds, mahlep and mastic. It is very convenient to have a ground mixture of these spices ready for use in the freezer. Mixed with the sugar, mahlep and aniseeds, mastic can be ground in an electric spice grinder; if you try to grind it by itself, the heat may make the mastic stick to the blades.
In an electric spice grinder, a clean coffee grinder or a mortar, grind all the ingredients to a fine powder. Transfer to a jar and keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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