january 14, 2012:
“the italian girl in me (yes, the all .25 italian of me) has been missing these so.”
me too!!! did you make?
been thinking about making some for easter . if i can dig up the recipe.
i have the recipe somewhere around here! but i can’t take credit for these. aunt les and fer sent them! maybe we can make some when you are in town next. i bought some fresh anise seed over christmas in hopes of getting around to making some and i never did.
what are these? i’m intrigued.
i had to google them just now because i’ve never known the official name for them but it looks like ‘italian anise/anisette cookies’! my grandma is italian and had her own secret family recipe she would always make for christmas and easter that she only just recently (within the past 10 years) passed down to her daughters (i have the recipe somewhere but i don’t remember how i got my hands on it). it’s similar to some of the recipes popping up on google, though. also, i think it’s an acquired taste unless you like licorice/anise-y tasting things. mark and august don’t like ‘em which, you know, means MORE FOR ME.
i think, since my parents are foreign, their countries love anise so they used it for everything. now, that i’m older, i’m not so fond of it. i love it with pho though!
omg. 8 days left til 365 comes full circle!!
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