anise extract

anise extract [anuh-seed, an-is ek-strakt] noun

An alcohol-based anise flavoring that tastes like licorice. Read labels carefully, as some brands might use artificial flavoring as opposed to oils from anise or star anise. Both get their licorice-like flavor from the compound known as anethole, which is present in tarragon, fennel and, of course, licorice.


Bakepedia Tips

Anise or anise extract appears in many baking recipes including springerle, pfeffernusse, pizelle, biscotti and bizcochitos (also called Mexican anise cookies).

Also see anise seed.

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