Aniseed is an underrated spice, often playing a supporting role in recipes for sausages and bread. Find recipes that showcase anise flavour here.
Use this aromatic blend of warm spices in my Speculaas apple cake, also on this site. A favourite in many Dutch treats, including Speculaas biscuits.
A workmate of mine from Bangalore taught me how to make this spicy tikka masala from scratch. He normally makes it with mutton. It's not quite the same as the one you're used to from a takeaway but it still tastes gorgeous (and is very low in fat). It's really not that hard to make. If you have a food processor, it does most of the work.
Dainty little biscuits flavoured with aniseed extract. Drizzle a simple anise flavoured icing on top to finish them off.
These biscuits are packed full of flavour and are easy to make. The biscuit batter is allowed to dry out overnight before being baked. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
The orange juice adds nice flavour to these aniseed biscuits. They are a cake-like biscuit that is a Christmas tradition in my family.
The perfect twice-baked biscuit that's perfect with a cuppa. These biscotti are a little softer than the traditional biscotti and are flavoured with anise extract.
These aniseed biscuits are versatile and delicious. They are perfect for guests, and with such a large batch you can give some away as gifts.
A mixture of grated courgettes, onions, carrots, celeriac and flour are mixed togehter with aniseed and celery seeds, before being fried to perfection. Ideal for appetisers or general snacking.
This loaf cake is more of a sweet bread or a teacake. It tastes wonderful toasted too, even when it's not completely fresh. I always freeze one (the recipe is for two cakes). I usually leave out the icing sugar.
Use this spice mixture in your Christmas baking instead of the spices given in the recipe. You will soon figure out how much you prefer!