Ingredients

  • 200 g marzipan
  • 200 g sugar
  • 2 unwaxed lemons, grated zest
  • 1 tsp ground fennel
  • 1½ tsp ground aniseed
  • 1 tsp fleur de sel
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 100 g butter, melted
  • 300 g flour
  • 1½ eggs
  • 280 g whole pistachios, roasted
  • 2 tbsp thyme, finely chopped

Method

Using a hand mixer, blend the marzipan, sugar, lemon zest, fennel, aniseed and fleur de sel. One by one, knead in the lemon juice,butter, flour, eggs, pistachios and thyme.Transfer the dough to a tin measuring 10 × 30 × 3 cm and freeze for 2 hrs. Using a serrated knife, slice as thinly as possible, place on abaking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 7 mins. at 170 °C.