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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