12.4 – International Licorice Day

Licorice

Well, you wont find this holiday in your calendar, but it is a real event and day. It was first celebrated 2004 in USA  and this is first time when it is noticed in Sweden.

Celebrations

Candystores around the world are offering free examples, like one in Lincoln, Nebraska called Licorice International who is serving today free samples of  candy, coffee and tea. All with taste of licorice ofcourse.

In Sweden Gammelstads Knäck och Karamell store in Luleå and Lakritsroten in Stockholm are also having some celebrations, so just give them a visit today if you are nearby.

 

ANISE LICORICE CUPCAKES

You can also make your own licorice treat, here is a tasty recipe for you!

  • Yield: 1214 Cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

INGREDIENTS

CUPCAKES

  • 1 2/3 cups (240g) all purpose flour
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup salted butter (170g), room temperature
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tsp anise extract
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk

ICING

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp anise extract
  • 34 tbsp water or milk

INSTRUCTIONS

CUPCAKES:

1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees.
2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
3. Add butter, egg whites, anise extract, sour cream and milk and mix on medium speed just until smooth. Do not over mix.
4. Fill cupcake liners a little more than half way.
5. Bake 18-20 minutes.
6. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.

ICING:

1. Combine butter and shortening and mix until smooth.
2. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
3. Add anise extract extract and 1-2 tbsp of water or cream and mix until smooth.
4. Add remaining powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
5. Add a little more water or cream until desired consistency is reached.
6. Top cupcakes with icing.

 

More info

You can find more info of this tasty treat from here.

 

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