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Aniseed Biscuits

Aniseed Biscuits Aniseed, or anise seed, has a sweet, licorice-like flavor. They are great in these fluffy biscuits.

Makes 8 biscuits (2.5 inch size).


  • 3 c all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp aniseed
  • 1/4 c vegetable shortening
  • 6 Tbsp butter, finely diced
  • 1/2 c fresh or reconstituted orange juice
  • 1/2 c cold water


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and aniseed.
  3. Cut in the shortening and butter with a pastry cutter until it looks like coarse bran.
  4. Add the orange juice and cold water and blend just until it comes together.
  5. Turn out on a floured board and press until one inch thick.
  6. Cut with a 2.5 inch biscuit cutter or can.
  7. Reform the scraps until you have 8 biscuits.
  8. Place them close together in a biscuit pan just big enough to hold all eight.
  9. Bake in the center of the oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top and bottom.
  10. Allow to cool at least 15 minutes before serving with butter or jam.

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