Moroccan Spice Sachets

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  • Servings: makes 10 sachets

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  • 1 1/4 cups finely grated orange zest (from 20 medium oranges)
  • Ten 7-inch 2-ply squares of cheesecloth
  • 40 whole cloves
  • 10 cinnamon sticks broken in half
  • 10 whole star anise pods
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried mint
  • Ten 6-inch lengths of kitchen string

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°. Spread the orange zest in a thin, even layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake the zest for 15 minutes, or until completely dry, stirring halfway through.

  2. Lay the cheesecloth on a work surface. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the orange zest in the center of each square and top with 4 cloves, 2 cinnamon stick halves, 1 star anise pod and 1/4 teaspoon dried mint. Gather each square into a neat bundle and secure with kitchen string.

Contributed By Published December 2004

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