- Dish type
- Biscuits and cookies
The orange juice adds nice flavour to these aniseed biscuits. They are a cake-like biscuit that is a Christmas tradition in my family.
15 people made this
- 7 eggs
- 400g caster sugar
- 120ml vegetable oil
- 180ml orange juice
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 teaspoon aniseed extract
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 875g sifted plain flour
MethodPrep:40min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:55min
- Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs. Blend in vegetable oil, orange juice, vanilla, lemon and aniseed extract.
- Sift the flour with the sugar and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. The dough will probably be sticky. Add additional flour until dough no longer sticks to your hands and can rolled.
- Pull off a piece of dough about the size of a walnut. Roll it into a rope and shape it into a knot. Place finished knots 5cm apart on an ungreased baking tray.
- Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 15 minutes. Bottoms should slightly brown. Cool on a wire rack.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(14)
Reviews in English (10)
Yippee! This is the same as my Mother made. She passed away some time ago and I always wanted to make them. I did this year for our Family Christmas. Everyone loved them and wanted the recipe. The first batch was dry and didn't rise so I used 4 Tablespoons of baking powder on the second batch and two teaspoons of anise extract. They turned out perfect. They passed the Italian Family taste test even though I am the worst cook in the family. Thanks-27 Dec 2002
by Al Marzano
My Mother made thes cookies till she passed ! somehow we lost the recipe! I just found it!!! My Italian friends went crazy for them.I added 1 extra anise and only 2 table sp. of bakeing powder perfect!!! thanks Al-16 Dec 2006
My family always has this type of cookie at every event -- we call them "Italian Wedding Cookies". People have tried this version and said these were the best they have ever had! I topped them with an icing mixture of powdered sugar, anise extract and milk, and then topped with sprinkles-22 Jan 2004