This recipe comes to us from Linda Rosendahl.
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon anise seed
1 cup white corn flour
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3. Beat eggs and sugar thoroughly. Add anise seed. Sift and measure flour, and add to the sugar/egg mixture. Bake in prepared pan about 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean (Pan will be only half full). Remove loaf from pan and cut loaf into sixteen ½ thick slices. Place slices on greased baking sheet; bake 5 min., or until bottoms of slices are browned; turn and bake 5 min. more, or until sides are browned. Makes 16 slices. Store in airtight container. These keep very well.
Note: these are also tasty if you substitute lemon flavoring for the anise seed, and add some candied dried fruit. Also you could try substituting almond flavoring instead of the anise seed.