Ground Anise Powder
- Ground anise has a sweet aromatic fragrance
- It imparts a distinct licorice taste
- Enhances the flavor of both spicy and sweet dishes
- Perfect for adding flavor to fish soups, sauces, and cakes
Ground Anise - Pimpinella anisum
Ground anise is a unique spice that finds its place not only in baking sweet pastries during the Christmas season but also in international cuisine.
The freshly ground seeds offer an aromatic, sweet, and spicy taste. The presence of Athenol gives them a seductive licorice flavor.
Culinary Uses of Ground Anise
Anise is particularly suitable for enhancing the flavors of both spicy and sweet dishes. In Indian cuisine, it is used to season various chai tea variations and grill marinades for fish and meat. It is also a great addition to bread recipes.
Oriental cuisine incorporates this fragrant spice in roast lamb or beef dishes, as well as fish soups, creating an unforgettable aroma.
You can also try adding ground anise to milk rice or semolina porridge for a delightful twist. For an exotic combination, I recently used a little anise to refine the crepe dough, paired with pineapple jam.
Ground anise pairs well with fresh fruits, particularly aniseed oranges, mangoes, and pineapples. Simply sprinkle some of the spice powder on the fruit and mix it.
Anise in Christmas Bakery
Anise is a must-have Christmas spice in the bakery. It adds its aromatic touch to stollen, gingerbread, aniseed fingers, and gingerbread cookies. Our special spice blends, such as Pain d'épice from Colmar, gingerbread spice, melange Francaise, and cookies, also include aniseed.
Spice up Your Drinks
Anise oil has antiseptic properties and is commonly used in cough syrups and cough candies. Anise is a popular spice in the production of spirits, contributing to the distinctive aroma of drinks like raki, sambuca, and pastis.
Combining Ground Anise with Other Spices
Ground anise pairs well with fennel, cardamom, black garlic, vanilla beans, cumin, poppy seeds, nutmeg, cloves, pepper, allspice, star anise, and cinnamon.
Botanical Information: Pimpinella anisum
The anise plant belongs to the umbel family and can grow up to 60 cm in height. Aniseed seeds are harvested when they begin to ripen and are then matured in warehouses until they are ready for consumption.