World Cuisine

Savoury Aniseed Biscuits

prep 10 mins, plus resting cook 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 300 g (10 oz) plain flour
  • 75 g (3 oz) cornflour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 100 g (3½ oz) Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 200 g (7 oz) butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground aniseed
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten, to glaze
Directions

Mix the flour and cornflour with the eggs, then add all the remaining ingredients except the beaten egg yolk. Work rapidly with your hands without over-kneading, then leave the dough to rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F), Gas Mark 6.

Remove the dough and roll out. Cut out the biscuits with a 2.5 cm (1 inch) pastry cutter. Place on a greased baking tray and glaze the tops with the egg yolk. Bake for 10 minutes.

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