• I am sure you know black gummi candies very popular in Scandinavia, Germany or other northern European countries. They are commonly called as liquorice candies. In fact the root of liquorice has mild and sweet taste and the candies are flavoured with salmiac. The liquorice syrup is used to manufacture those candies but with addition of salmiac the taste becomes chilly and salty. My recipe is for mild ‘sweet liquorice syrup’. It matches perfectly desserts, ice cream or homemade truffles.

     

    you will get about 125 ml

     

     Ingredients:

    • ½ cup (125ml) liquid treacle (molasses)
    • 2 teaspoons ground liquorice root
    • 1 teaspoon pure anise extract

     

     

    All ingredients mix well. Pour into a jar and close up the lid. Shake before use. 

     

     

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  • These cookies are baked as a one large shortbread cake and divide into triangle pieces. The cake structure is quite flaky and cookies have to be pretty thick. Strawberries are added twice: as freeze-dried fruit powder and fresh fruits chopped finely. The addition of anise increase the strawberry flavour and give some intriguing herbal tone. Enjoy!

     

    12 pieces

     

    Ingredients:

    • ½ cup softened butter
    • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon pure anise extract
    • ¾  cup all purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup corn starch
    • 3 tablespoons freeze-dried strawberries (powder)
    • 7-8 fresh strawberries chopped finely

     

     

    In the bowl of a stand mixer place the softened butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Stir in anise extract, mix together. Add flour with cornstarch and fruit powder and mix on low speed until the dough comes together. Add fresh strawberries and mix gently until incorporated. Transfer dough to a 9 inch tart pan and press to evenly fill up  bottom and sides. Cover and let cool in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a knife score dough into 12 wedges and prick all over with a fork or wooden skewer. Bake for 35 minutes until light brown and set in the center. Remove from oven and immediately re-cut into wedges. Let cool on a wire rack.


     

    Category: Cookies.

    Tags:anise, strawberry.