It is a rainy Tuesday here, perfect for a cup of tea and a little smackeral of something with honey.
Anise Honey Biscuits
These delightful, sweet biscuits were a big hit with my entire family. They were heavenly hot from the oven, drizzled with honey, but they also kept well and were good the next morning for breakfast and at lunch with a little cheese. I used anise seed from Penzeys.com, and it had a terrific flavor. The seeds soften during the baking process, and it smells like Springerle cookies when the biscuits are baking (but these are much faster to make!)
List of Ingredients
2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. (kosher) salt
6 TBSP. unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
3 tsp. anise seed
3/4 cup (whole) milk
3 TBSP. wildflower or herb honey
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicon baking mat. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender or two knives. Stir in the anise seed. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk and honey. Stir to form a soft ball. Knead a few times on a floured board. Pat dough into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 1 1/2 inch x 2 inch squares with a knife. Bake 10 - 12 minutes at 425 degrees, until golden brown.
Makes about 20 biscuits.
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