If you like the flavor of anise, treat yourself to this easy biscotti!
There are only 4 ingredients!
Anise seeds come in jars in the spice section of your market.
Anise seeds come from the anise plant that’s native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. The seeds have a licorice-like flavor that’s refreshing, fruity, and bitter at the same time. I love anise flavor!
This recipe takes under 5 minutes to mix together! They are twice-baked, so that is what takes a little time and care. But they are not hard to make at all!
They are hard and crunchy. If you’d like them to be semi-soft, then just bake the slices on one side rather than both sides.
At lot of people like to dunk anise toast in coffee, tea, or milk. I do that too, and I like to just eat them plain!
Of course, homemade anise toast is so much better than the kind you buy in the store!
An added bonus: One anise toast is only 69 calories.
See some pictures in the slideshow below.
Anise Toast Biscotti
- 9×5-inch loaf pan
- Sheet Pan
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon anise seeds
- 1 cups flour
- Preheat the oven to 375°.
- Spread butter all over a small baking sheet pan. (Use real butter rather than a butter spray.)
- Spread butter on the bottom and half-way up the sides of a 9×5-inch loaf pan. (Use real butter rather than a butter spray.)
- With a mixer on medium speed, beat together the eggs and the sugar.
- Mix in anise seeds and the flour. The batter will be stiff.
- Spread the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are a light brown.
- With a knife loosen edges of the loaf and immediately invert the loaf onto a wire rack.
- Invert loaf again onto a cutting board.
- Cut loaf into 16 slices.
- Place the slices flat side down on the buttered baking sheet pan.
- Bake for 4 minutes or until golden brown.
- With tongs, turn slices over and bake the other side for 4 minutes more or until golden brown.
- Immediately remove the anise toasts from the baking sheet pan to wire rack to cool.
- Store the anise toasts in a covered tin or container at room temperature.