What is five spice powder?

Hi! 8)
I can’t find the five spice powder anywhere. Which 5 spices are included in this powder, so that I can make my own. Thanks!

Here is a recipe for it

Categories: Chinese, Condiment
Yield: 6 servings

   2 tb Whole, black peppercorns
  36    Whole cloves
  12    Inches of stick cinnamon
   2 tb Fennel seed
  12    Whole star anise

Put spices together into a blender and pulverize into
a powder. Store in a cool place in an air-tight

Yield: 2/3 Cup

1/4 cup ground ginger
3 Tbsps ground cinnamon
2 Tbsps allspice
1 Tbsp ground nutmeg
1-1/2 tsps. ground cloves

In a screw-top jar, combine all ingredients. Cover tightly, shake until well mixed. Keep in a dry place. Uses: Add 1 tablespoon to cake and cookie batters and pie fillings.


Five Spice Powder

A Chinese blend of spices. Find in any Oriental market, or blend equal amounts of powdered cinnamon, ginger, anise, fennel and clove. Some blends contain black pepper. or crushed red pepper.

Believe it or not - here is another one but it has SEVEN ingredients!

Chinese Five Spice Blend

2 tablespoons anise seeds, crushed
2 tablespoons freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons fennel seeds, crushed
2 tablespoons ground cloves
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
1/2 tablespoons ground allspice

Combine all ingredients; store in an airtight container. Popular to rub or marinate pork, tofu, or fish.
Yield: 3/4 cup.

as well as:

Chinese Five Spice Powder

1 tsp ground Szechwan pepper
1/2 tsp ground cassia or cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 1/4 tsp ground fennel seeds
1 tsp ground star anise

Grind together and store in glass jar.

It is sold in many supermarkets as well - the larger chains seem to carry it.