Few days ago, I had a mild flu. I felt like eating something sweet but nothing too sweet. I remembered that when I was young, my aunt used to tell me that anise is very good when you have cold. Boil the seeds in water then remove them with a spoon and add some honey, you will feel better. She was telling me this while making these biscuits with anise and until now I remember that wonderful aroma that wafted to me from the oven. I brought my notebook, which I have been filling until this day with recipes I collect from my mother and her sisters since I was 17 years old, and wrote down that which I’m going to share with you.
In my flu-ridden state, I turned to this biscuit recipe in my notebook; thankfully I had all the ingredients ready and didn’t need to go do grocery shopping. The best thing about this recipe it is quick to prepare, and the rest is left to the oven.
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of butter softened
- 1 tablespoon of anise seeds
- 1/3 cup of corn oil
- 1/4 cup of water
- sesame (optional but recommended)
- Preheat the oven to 180 C (or 300 F)
- Mix all the ingredients by hand. Add water to the dough if you feel it’s hard
- Take a small piece from the dough and shape it to your liking by hand. Dip the circle in some sesame seeds if you have some ready
- Place these biscuit in a baking tray and cook in the oven for 30 minutes until they are a nice golden color from the top
- Enjoy the aroma while it cools. Have it with some tea if you’re feeling under the weather like I was, it’s a real treat
ET VOILA..C’EST TOUT:)