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Anise seeds, or Pimpinella anisum, is of the parsley family and is related to caraway, cumin, dill, and fennel. It is used as an ingredient in sweets because of its flavor that is fruity and warm and its scent that is reminiscent of licorice. Despite their similar names, star anise and anise seeds are not related.

Anise seeds have an essential oil content that ranges from 1.5% to 6% and is made up of mostly trans-anethole.

Anise seeds are also called aniseed.
In Arabic it is called ” Habbet Hilwa,” it is known as “huei xiang” in Mandarin, “anis vert” in French, “anis” is the German name, “patli saunf” is the Hindi name, “anisu” is what you would hear in Japanese, “erva doce” is Portuguese, and it is known as “anis” to both Russian and Spanish speakers.

Cooking with Organic Anise Seeds
Cooking with anise seeds is common in Europe.
It is used in sweets, cakes, cookies, bread, and fruit dishes.
You will find anise seed in Indian cuisine, though it will mostly be ground and not whole.
In Indian cuisines, it is used in fish-based dishes and vegetable curries.
In Hispanic culture, anise seeds are prominent in stews.
You might know this ingredient most familiarly in Italian pizzelle or in Peruvian picarones.
This seed is an easy to incorporate ingredient, so it is sometimes added directly into batters or used in olive oil spread over bread before baking.

A very delicious recipe that you can make with anise seeds is drunk anise seed cookies.
You will need 2 tablespoons of anise seeds, 3 tablespoons of your favorite rum, 1 and a quarter cups of butter, 3/4 of a cup of sugar, 1 and a ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 and ½ cups of flour, 1 egg, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1 and ½ teaspoons of ground cloves.
Put your anise seeds in a small bowl and add the rum.
Let this sit overnight.
In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, sugar, and vanilla until it is smooth.
Stir in the anise seed and rum, combining well, and then add the egg and mix again.
In a separate dish, combine flour, salt, baking powder, and cloves.
Stir those into the wet mixture slowly, then cover the batter and let it sit in the fridge for an hour.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Use a spoon to make cookie dough balls to your preferred size and place them on a non-stick baking sheet two inches apart.
Bake for about ten minutes or until the edges have slightly browned, then cool and enjoy.

Anise seed pairs well with spices like allspice, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, garlic, star anise, and pepper.
It tastes lovely with apples, chestnuts, and root vegetables.

Some of our favorite recipes that use Anise seed are Spiced Anise Ginger Beef and Mole Poblano.



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