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Lemon And Anise Sugar Twists

These easy-to-make treats are delicious on their own or with fresh fruit. Keep them in mind for a hostess gift.

Courses: Dessert

Recipe Ingredients

  Sugar - as needed
1   Sheet frozen puff pastry - thawed
  = (half of 17 1/2-oz package)
1   Egg - beaten with
1 teaspoon 5mlMilk - for glaze
3 tablespoons 45mlSugar
1 teaspoon 5mlGrated lemon peel
2 teaspoons 10mlAniseed

Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle work surface with sugar. Set pastry atop sugar and roll out to thickness of 1/8-inch. Brush with egg glaze.

Combine 3 tablespoons sugar and lemon peel in small bowl. Sprinkle over pastry. Sprinkle with aniseed. Cut pastry crosswise into 1-inch-wide strips.

Pick up each pastry strip, twist several times and place on ungreased cookie sheet, pressing ends onto sheet. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 20 minutes. Cool pastries on rack.

This recipe yields 12 twists.

Bon Appetit, January 1991


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