Whole Aniseed 75g

Aniseed has a distinct sweet and licorice-like flavour and a popular ingredient in various cuisines. It is often used to flavour baked goods such as bread, cakes, and cookies.  It can be added to savoury dishes like soups, stews, and meat marinades to enhance the flavour.
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Aniseed is also a key ingredient in herbal teas and infusions. It is believed to have digestive properties and is often used to alleviate bloating, indigestion, and other digestive issues. Aniseed tea is prepared by steeping whole aniseed in hot water and can be consumed on its own or blended with other herbs like fennel or chamomile. A few recipes and uses for whole aniseed:
  1. Anise Biscotti: Aniseed adds a delightful flavour to biscotti. You can make a traditional biscotti recipe and include crushed or ground aniseed in the dough for a fragrant twist.
  2. Anise Tea: Aniseed is often used to make herbal teas. Simply steep a teaspoon of whole aniseed in boiling water for about 5 minutes. You can drink it plain or add a touch of honey for sweetness.
  3. Spiced Mulled Wine: Aniseed is one of the key spices used in mulled wine. Combine whole aniseed with other spices like cinnamon, cloves, and orange peel, and simmer them with red wine and sweetener for a warming winter drink.
  4. Aniseed Cookies: Add whole aniseed to your favourite cookie recipe for a unique flavour. Aniseed pairs well with butter and sugar, and you can adjust the amount according to your preference.
  5. Aniseed Bread: Aniseed can be used in bread recipes to give them a subtle licorice flavour. You can either grind the aniseed and add it to the dough or infuse the flavour by steeping whole aniseed in warm milk before adding it to the bread recipe.
  6. Indian Cuisine: Aniseed is a common ingredient in Indian cooking. It is often used in spice blends like garam masala and in dishes like biryani and curry to add a distinct flavour.
  7. Herbal Liqueurs: Aniseed is a key ingredient in many herbal liqueurs, such as ouzo, absinthe, and pastis. If you’re interested in making your own liqueur, you can infuse whole aniseed in alcohol, along with other herbs and spices, to create a unique and flavourful beverage.
  8. Roasted Vegetables: Aniseed pairs well with roasted vegetables, particularly root vegetables like carrots, parsnips, and sweet potatoes. Toss the vegetables with olive oil, salt, and whole aniseed before roasting to add an aromatic touch.

Ingredients: whole aniseed


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