Baked Anise

Anise has the texture of crisp celery crossed with onion and the subtle scent and taste of licorice. When anise is cooked, it develops greater, more intense sweetness and flavor.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 3 medium bulbs anise
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1⁄4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Slice anise bulbs lengthwise through the root end. Put anise in a skillet and add chicken broth. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Place cooked anise bulbs in a baking dish, and sprinkle with Gorgonzola. Bake for 25 minutes, season with salt and pepper, and serve hot.