Aniseed-Spiced Biscuits

    50 min

    These biscotti-like biscuits are simple to make and taste fantastic. They are flavoured with almonds, orange zest, raisins, chocolate, aniseed and ginger. They are perfect during Christmastime.

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    Serves: 60 

    • 3-4 eggs
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 125g almonds or walnuts, coarsely chopped
    • 100g grated orange zest
    • 150g raisins
    • 3 tablespoons aniseed powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 50g chocolate, grated
    • 500g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • butter for brushing
    • For the Egg Wash
    • 1-2 egg yolks, beaten with a little water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Beat eggs with sugar until light and fluffy. Knead all the ingredients together to form a firm dough, adding spices last.
    2. Divide the dough into 4 and roll each into a long log, the length of the baking tray.
    3. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Bake logs in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Brush with egg wash and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes at 180 C / Gas 4.
    4. Cut into diagonal slices and serve warm.

    Aniseed powder

    If unavailable at your local supermarket, you can find it in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops or online.

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