Star anise biscuits

Star anise biscuits

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus chilling

Easy

Makes 24
If you like the spice of ginger biscuits, try these delicately aniseedy ones

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per biscuit

  • kcal57
  • fat2g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.09g
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Ingredients

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 tbsp light demerara sugar
  • 1 tbsp each golden syrup and treacle
  • ½ tsp ground star anise
    Star anise

    Star anise

    star an-eese

    Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…

  • 140g plain flour, plus a little extra
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • a little oil, for greasing

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put all the ingredients except the flour and bicarb in a pan and heat until melted. Sift the flour and bicarb into a bowl, then stir in the wet ingredients to form a soft dough. Bring together with your hands into a disc, wrap in cling film and chill for 30 mins.

  2. Dust a board, then thinly roll out dough. Lightly oil a baking sheet, stamp out 24 x 6cm circles and place on the sheet. Bake for 10-15 mins until golden and firm to the touch. Leave on the tray for 5 mins, then transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before serving.

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Comments (4)

suspinks's picture

These are a wonderful alternative to ginger biscuits loved them have made them several times...

mariamigo's picture
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Lovely. Light, crisp and with a mild sweetness. I swapped the Star anise with 1tspn of aniseed... yum. Will be making these again...Maybe adding a tiny bit more sugar next time.

patrisia's picture

Wrong picture but the ingredients list looks right, so I will give them a try for Easter

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