Anise flavoured walnut biscotti

    40 min

    These biscotti are different from ordinary plain biscotti. They have anise seeds and walnuts in them and are flavoured with anise extract. Perfect when served with a cup of black coffee.

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    Makes: 5 dozen

    • 225g unsalted butter
    • 500g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 8 eggs
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
    • 1kg plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons anise extract
    • 1 tablespoon anise seeds
    • 115g walnuts, chopped
    • 2 egg yolks

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Gradually add the vanilla and eggs while mixing. Sieve together the flour and baking powder; stir into the egg mixture. For plain biscotti, do not add anything else. For anise biscotti, add the anise extract and anise seeds. Add walnuts if desired.
    3. Roll dough out into 4 logs as long as your baking tray will allow. Press down each one to about 1.75cm in height and 7.5cm wide. Brush with egg yolks and bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Slice on a diagonal slant, slices should be about 1.75cm wide. Place slices back onto the baking tray and return to the oven for 10 more minutes, biscotti should be dry and lightly toasted.


    Anise extract and anise seeds can be purchased online.

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    This cookie recipe is FANTASTIC!! Very easy to make (my 9yr.old helped me). On my very first try they turned out perfect.(I omitted the walnuts,preferring only the anise). My Husband is impressed, my Parents were stunned and they were a hit at the dinner party I attended. I am Italian and I come from a family of Bakery owners and these cookies impressed them. Thank-you for submitting this recipe and I always make mention as to where and whom this recipe originated from. I highly recommend this recipe for its simplicity and its deliciousness!! Paula  -  05 Jul 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I wanted to make the perfect Biscotti recipe for Christmas gifts this year. I printed out 15 different ones from this site and tried them all. This recipe was the winner "hands down" with my family and friends. Thank you Michelle for sharing your Grandmother's recipe with us all.  -  25 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious recipe! Just make sure the logs are not too thick or they not cook in the middle.  -  09 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)