Anise Seed

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Anise Seed WholeAnise Seed Example

This product is discontinued.

Quart Container-18 oz $14.99

Description: Flavor is sweet, aromatic, warm, and fruity.
Sprinkle on coffeecakes, sweet rolls, or use ground in cookies, sweet pickles, and candies. Good for chicken, duck & veal.

Anise Information:

This annual, aromatic plant does not propagate in the wild, it is grown from seed.  It thrives in nourishing, permeable ground in a
sunny location.  The fruit, or seed, is greenish-gray, and nearly oval in shape.  Before the seeds are ripe, the whole plant is hung to dry.  Then, the
small seeds are knocked off and dried. Anise seeds have a sweet perfume and a strong taste similar to that of licorice.  The seeds are used in Indian
cuisine to enhance the flavor of soups and fish.  In Italy and Germany they are added to bread and to strong gingerbread dough.

Anise Recipes (Scroll to view all)

Anise Sweet Buns
1 package yeast
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Spice Barn Anise Seed
1 cup milk, scaled and cooled
1 large egg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4-5 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup light brown sugar

Place yeast, 1 teaspoon of the sugar in 1/2 cup lukewarm water for 15 minutes or until foamy.  Stir in the remaining sugar and next 5 ingredients.  Put 4 cups of flour in a bowl; stir in the milk mixture until combined well.  Knead dough on floured surface to make a soft, slightly sticky dough.  Form dough into a ball; place in a buttered bowl; turn to coat.  Let rise, covered with plastic wrap until double in bulk.  Punch down, knead for 15 seconds.  Divide into 24 pieces.  Form pieces into balls; arrange on 2 buttered baking sheets; let rise, uncovered, till double in bulk.  Brush with remaining butter, sprinkle with brown sugar, and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. 

---Testimonial: Dear Spice Barn,  I have tried your Anise Sweet Buns recipe and it was delicious. Thank you.   JG

Cinnamon Anise Cookies
2 eggs
2 cups shortening
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons Spice Barn Anise Seed
6 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Spice Barn Ground Cinnamon

Cream shortening and 1 cup sugar.  Beat in eggs, orange juice, and anise seed.  Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.  Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar.  Roll the dough to 1/8 inch thickness, cut with 2" cookie cutter dipped in flour.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Cool on wire racks.