Recipe by Nurit Cusack
"This is one of my favorite roll recipes. Everyone gets excited when I tell them I'm making these for Thanksgiving. They are sweet and have just the slightest hint of anise. They're definitely worth the work, and I hope you love these as much as my family does!"
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2 (.25 ounce) envelopes
active dry yeast
all-purpose flour, or as needed
I also didn't dip the rolls into boiling water and I made them simple round rolls. Turned out great!
I <3 anise
Four stars only because i was afraid to do the dipping in the hot water. They are so tender when they have risen and i was afraid i would deflate them. I baked them anyway and they were wonderful--just perfect sweetness. i could get fat on them!!!:)
I used all whole wheat flour, changed the sugar to 2/3 cup of honey, changed the shortening to oil, and upped the anise seeds to 4 tsp. All of this is due to family preference. What a delightful recipe! I love the small knot shapes, the flavor and the texture! I'll be making these again!
I skipped the boiled water dipping and brushed with a yolk wash then pushed brown sugar ontop and the result was amazing. They all disappeared immeadiately and everyone came back for seconds!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Anise Seed Rolls
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 42
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