Package weight: 2 ounces
Related to carrots, this lovely annual plant is native to Asia and northern Africa. It has a sweet and aromatic flavor, similar to fennel.
The ground seeds are used in many ways in the kitchen.
*Spice up cakes, cookies, muffins and sweet roll dough.
*Dust onto fish, shrimp and scallops; include in the sauces and butter used in their preparation.
*Rub onto roasts, chops, steak and chicken before cooking.
*Stir into salad dressings and mayonnaise.
*Use to flavor cream sauces for vegetables and meats.
*Flavor desserts such as custards, puddings, fruit pies and cobblers.
RECIPE: Mexican Wedding Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon ANISE SEED POWDER
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift the flour and cornstarch together and work into the butter and sugar mixture; add vanilla extract.
Roll into 1-inch balls and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-30 minutes, until golden.
While the cookies are baking, sift the confectioners’ sugar and ANISE SEED POWDER into a bowl. While the cookies are still warm, roll in the sugar/spice mix. Place on a wire rack to cool before storing.
Yield: About 3 dozen cookies