Anise oil is rapidly increasing in popularity in the baking community. And for a good reason! This delicious oil is extracted from a dried spice called anise. This common spice comes from the Umbelliferae plant family. It is used in cuisines across the world and is quite potent.
Anise oil is categorized as an essential oil. What this means is that the oil extracted from the plant contains a ton of flavor (aka essence) and aromas. These oils also basically contain a concentrated form of the plants’ nutrients.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PURE OIL AND EXTRACT?