Europen Anise Biscuits

    12 hours 35 minutes

    These easy anise biscuits are so worth the wait, it takes a good 2 weeks resting before they are at their best.

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    Serves: 30 

    • 4 eggs, separated
    • 1 tablespoon cold water
    • 2 cups (310g) icing sugar
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 1/2 cups (310g) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon ground anise seed

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:12hours resting  ›  Ready in:12hours35min 

    1. Whist egg whites with water until stiff.
    2. In a large bowl beat egg yolks with sugar, salt and vanilla until creamy. Fold egg whites into yolks using a wire whisk. Sift flour and anise into the bowl and gently stir together with the whisk. Mix will look lumpy.
    3. Put dough into decorating bag with round large tip and press 2cm rounds onto sheet. Let biscuits sit out overnight at room temperature to dry.
    4. The next day cover biscuits with a sheet of baking paper and bake at 180 degrees C for 20 to 25 minutes. Biscuits are done when bottom is light brown but tops are still almost white. Cool.
    5. Store in container for 2 to 3 weeks in a cool place to mellow and to turn soft. You can add a slice of bread or a piece of apple to help soften the biscuits.

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    These were easy to make. I left them out for 8 hours, then baked. They tasted good at that point. Now to wait for 3 weeks to see the softness emerge!  -  07 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I think you might want to change the baking time to 12-14 mins  -  14 Jul 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)