The power of anethole in cooking: recipe of shrimps and Pastis canapés

Just to refresh memories, anethole is an aromatic molecule that gives anice the typical aroma. Indeed, it is found in anice and star anice seeds, but also in herbs as dill, mint, parsley, fennel and liquorice. Anethole is soluble in oils and alcohol. When Pastis gets diluted with water, it forms an opalescent emulsion (the so called Pastis effect).

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Apple and saffron scones: the recipe

Still in the trend of pairing saffron and apples, I baked some scones. This time, I put aside the great recipe of Stewart and tested the one of Cavoletto di Bruxelles, which does not include the final tournage of the dough. As I was in a hurry, I kneaded the dough in my standing mixer (big mistake!). Consequently, I overworked the dough and the scones didn’t come with the typical layers (in my face! :P). And given that I was really really in a hurry, I cut them in squares!

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