Ground Anise Seeds
Anise seed is native to the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean, and closely related to caraway, cumin, dill and fennel. It has a licorice-like sweet flavor and is widely used to flavor cakes, cookies, breads and fruit dishes.
We grind it in small batches because as with all spices, it tends to lose flavor after being ground. Ground anise combines well with cinnamon and powdered bay leaves to flavor fish, pork or game.
Flavor of Ground Anise Seeds
This seed is sweet and licoricey and pairs well with allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper.
Uses of Ground Anise Seeds
Flavor baked goods like cakes, breads, and cookies. Season savory dishes like curries. Add to sweet fruit dishes.
Ground Anise Seeds Recipe
For 2-3 T of mix: Blend 1 T anise, 1 1/2 t cinnamon and cloves, 1 1/4 t ginger, and 1 t peppercorns