Friday, October 28, 2011

Tortas de aceite

Tortas de aceite (aniseed Biscuits) are one of a great variety of little cakes and biscuits that are eaten throughout Spain. Whenever a cup of coffee or a glass of sherry is drunk, a selection of biscuits is sure to be offered.

  • 8 oz / 50 g / 2 cups flour
  • 4 oz / 125 g / 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 liquer glass dry anis
  • grated rind of one lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
Mix together the flour, sugar, salt and grated lemon rind. Make a well in the centre and pour in the beaten egg, oil and anis. Gradually stir all the ingredients together to give a smooth, firm mixture. Roll this out thinly and cut into small rounds. Place on a greased baking tray and cook in a pre-heated hot oven at gas mark 7 / 425°F / 220°C for ten minutes. The number- of biscuits made will depend on how
thinly the mixture is rolled out.

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