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Biscotti Anise (Anise "cakes" with milk, lard and anise oil)
Originated from: Italy
Occasion: Special times
Contributed by: Taken from Harvard College's ebook collection

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4 cups flour
1 dozen eggs
1/4 cup milk
3 drops oil of anise
4 tbsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. lard


"Beat eggs and sift in flour. Add oil of anise, baking powder, salt and lard. Mix thoroughly, adding milk slowy. When roughly mixed, place on board and knead. Roll to thickness of 1/2 inch. Cut in one inch strips five inches long. Bake in moderate oven for fifteen minutes."


The recipe in this entry was first published in the cookbook entitled, "Specialita Culinarie Italiane 137 Tested Recipes of Famous Italian Foods, Sold for the benefit of North Bennet's Industrial Training & Social Service Work in the North End of Boston." It was published in Boston, Ma. in 1937. The entire cookbook is available on line for free at "pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view." Photo: Mary Melfi.

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