Rosie Makes: Apple and Star Anise Biscuits

Apple and Star Anise Biscuits

This week, on the 21st, was Apple Day here in the UK. Apples are hands down one of my favourite things about Autumn – especially my favourite cox’s orange pippins – so to celebrate I thought I’d share an apple recipe! When I asked my followers over on Instagram their favourite apple recipe I had a lot of requests for my spiced apple cake recipe, which is full of star anise. I thought apple and star anise biscuits would be delicious too: sharp apple tempered by the warmth of the star anise in a crumbly biscuit. To make them, you will need:

175g plain flour
110g unsalted butter
50g soft brown sugar
50g very finely chopped dried apple
One tsp star anise

Rub the butter, star anise and flour together until you get a breadcrumb texture. Mix in the sugar, followed by the apple and bring together into a dough using your hands. Refrigerate for 30 mins or so.

Apple and Star Anise Biscuits

Preheat the oven to 150C Fan. Roll the dough out to no more than 5 mm thick and cut out shapes, or you can roll them into balls and flatten them with the back of a fork for a more rustic shape. If you fancy, add another dried apple slice on top (just be careful they don’t catch in the oven). Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden. Leave to cool on the trays. Serve with copious tea!

Apple and Star Anise Biscuits

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