anise extract

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I once worked with a pastry cook whose father was a chemist for a food company. Her family recipe for biscotti had anise extract, and it was great. I was wondering, 1) Does anybody know where I can get it?
2) What would be the conversion for ground anise seed?
Thanks in advance

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M.W.H.
 
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Try any baking purveyer or restaurant purveyer. Also look up Virginia Dare, they have a dot com and extensive list of extracts.
for each teaspoon of extract, use a tablespoon of ground spice.

I use a formula with three tablespoons of anise seed.
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[This message has been edited by m brown (edited September 28, 2000).]

[This message has been edited by m brown (edited September 28, 2000).]
 
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I would think you could experiment with making your own extract. Anise is very aromatic and would be easy to do.

You can steep star anise in oil or make a simple syrup with it.
 
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Steep anise in vodka for a few months, voila.
You can also add sugar syrup to the above and make anisette.
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