Chocolate & Chinese Five Spice

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Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Lickerland: Asian-Accented Desserts

Lickerland

By Jason Licker

Published 2016

  • About

In Shanghai, I was introduced to countless Chinese spices and herbs that I’d never tasted before and it was an eye-opening experience. Particularly influential for me was Chinese five spice, a combination of ground star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan peppercorn and fennel seeds. I love it in savory dishes, so naturally I tried it in some of my pastry and the results were beautiful. Here, I paired it with a velvety chocolate cream which reminded me of Mex