I'm not sure about where you live, but it's getting cooler here. For some reason, when the weather starts to cool down, I get in the mood to make muffins! Baking them fills the air with that delicious muffin smell…
Published April 21, 2008 by
Anise is an herbal oil that is great for many different reasons. In this case, it's being used for these unique desserts.
Beat 5 eggs with salt; add sugar; blend thoroughly.
Sift flour and baking powder; add to eggs and sugar mixture. Add anise oil (which may be purchased at the drugstore), softened butter or shortening; mix well. Knead until dough is smooth and manageable. Then roll dough into oblong loaf 5 inches broad and about 3/4 inch thick. Brush with 1 beaten egg; sprinkle with sugar; cut into 1 inch slices.
Place slices in greased baking pan; bake for 15 minutes in moderate oven, or until light brown.
Enough for 2 1/2 dozen slices. An unusual flavor!
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