Wednesday, 23 November 2016

pecan & fennel seed butter biscuits

"It was detoutcoeurLimousin pairing her pecans with fennel seeds that attracted me, and I was not disappointed. The aromatic seeds lift the nuts out of their buttery richness, and that sprinkling of salt highlights their caramel flavour."

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pecan & fennel seed butter biscuits

pecan & fennel seed butter biscuits

My crisp and crumbly pecan & fennel seed butter biscuits are so quick and easy to make. The fennel seeds add a wonderful anise flavour that works well in this rich, buttery pecan biscuit.
A little bit moreish.

preparation time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 10-12 minutes 
recipe by: Ema at De Tout Coeur Limousin

100g finely chopped pecans
100g plain white flour
90g butter, at room temperature
90g sugar
2 tsp fennel seeds
pinch salt

Preheat the oven to gas 3/160C and line a couple of baking sheets with greaseproof/baking paper
Add all the ingredients to a food processor and mix until the dough comes together into a ball. Or use a wooden spoon (it just takes a bit longer).
Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place onto the prepared baking sheets about 6-7cm apart. 
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they flatten out, start to bubble and go golden brown around the edges. Don't worry if they seem soft, they will continue to cook and firm up after you take them out of the oven. 
Wait for the biscuits to cool on the trays for about 10-15 minutes before carefully placing them onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. These sound so yummy Ema. I bought some fennel seeds for a recipe a few months ago, but for some reason never got round to maing it. I'll definitely have to give these a whirl,
    Angela x

    1. Thanks so much - do let me know how you get on :)

  2. I bet these are so tasty, I love the addition of fennel seeds. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

    1. Thank you - I love fennel seeds - one of my favourite herbs in sweet and savoury cooking

  3. These sound delicious! I love this type of thin butter biscuit as well as anything with nuts in - I'm sure these are beautiful with the fennel in them!

    1. thanks so much for stopping by Corina and your lovely comments.

  4. I love the flavour of fennel! Definitely want to give these a try. I wonder if they'd work with GF Flour.

    1. I don't know if they would work with GF, do let me know if you give it a go. I will let you know if I try it too.


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