Pumpkins and 5 Spice!

October 29, 2009 at 8:33 pm 3 comments

The Secret of the “5” Spice

If we skip to the end, we see that there is no secret at all. It’s a matter of differences. Take a look at the ingredients of pumpkin spice versus chinese 5 spice.

Pumpkin Spice
cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, allspice

Chinese Five Spice:
cinnamon, clove, ginger, fennel, anise

If you disregard the common ingredients and focus on the differences, we’ll notice that the 5 spice is a bit bolder and aromatic with the fennel component.
The secret is in the use. Let’s substitute our familiar pumpkin spice with Chinese 5 spice in some recipes. We’re shooting for fast and easy here.

PUMPKIN GAZPACHO
16 oz Fresh Bruschetta – the fresh store-made one.
8 oz Cucumber – English cukes are best here.
12 oz Pumpkin Puree  – canned
2 t. Chinese Five Spice
16 oz Tomato Juice – not V-8
8 oz White Wine –optional
1 oz Olive Oil
salt/pepper to taste

Chop finely the english cucumber in a food processor. In a large bowl, combine the cucumber with remaining ingredients and refrigerate. The pumpkin is not the dominant flavor component here but provides good body to the soup. Yield – 10 -6oz servings

5 SPICE PUMPKIN BISQUE
6 oz Pumpkin Puree
8 oz Water or Stock
2 oz Heavy Cream
2t. Chinese Five Spice
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a heavy pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer. Adjust seasoning. Yield – 2 -8oz servings

5 SPICE PUMPKIN PIE
4 oz Pumpkin Puree
8 oz Heavy Cream – whipped
1T. Sugar
1 box Jello Pudding Mix, Vanilla
2t. Chinese Five Spice
1 pinch of salt

1 Ready Made Pie Shell

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well incorporated. Fill pie shell and refrigerate. Top with whipped cream.

See a cost breakdown of these recipes.
You can get the Google Doc here.

I’ll demo these recipes at SaveUpEvent.com next week in San Francisco! See you there!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Thoughts on Free Turkeys | Moms Need To Know  |  November 12, 2009 at 11:07 am

    […] Daddy.  He did a cooking demonstration of pumpkin recipes for us (make sure to check out his Pumpkin and 5 Spice pie recipe…it was to die for!) and during his demonstration he made an offhand comment about how you […]

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  • 2. Jennifer  |  November 18, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    What is the ratio of spices for the Chinese 5 spice?

    Thanks! Can’t wait to try the pumpkin pie recipe.

    Reply
    • 3. FoodieDaddy  |  November 18, 2009 at 1:53 pm

      It’s a commercial blend just like pumpkin pie spice, curry, and chili powder. I’m not sure about the ratios but now that you ask, I want to know too! Time to go digging…

      Reply

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