Thursday, December 06, 2007

These are delicious


Ingredients for 40 to 50 biscuits:

1/2 kg of flour, 1/2 kg of sugar, 3/4 litre of Anis Paloma*, 1/2 litre of oil

* Anis Paloma is a spirit produced in Monteforte del Cid (Alicante) from star anise or green anise. With an alcohol content of 40 - 55%, it is a relatively strong drink with a distinct aniseed taste.


Mix the olive oil with the peel from the lemon in a frying pan and warm. When the lemon is blackened turn off the heat. Mix the flour and the sugar together in a bowl with the warm oil and then add the liquor. Having blended and kneaded the mixture thoroughly,  roll it out using a rolling pin. Cut out star shaped pieces. Bake on a tray at 120 degrees centigrade for 30 minutes. Glaze with honey and serve.

NB Whereas in England and other countries cooks would use solid margarine e.g. Stork as the fat for this type of recipe, in Spain they use olive oil. 

I imagine, in England,  you could use something like Pernod instead of Anis Paloma to get a similar result.

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