Traditionally, anise seeds were let to bathe in the liquor. In the videorecipe they forget to say that before putting the sportine into the oven, they must be brushed with beaten egg, in order to obtain the dark shiny surface once baked. Alternative liquors to use are Grand Marnier, Strega, Rosolio or a common "Vin Santo".
Language corner: the lady speaking in the video has a slight Tuscan accent, recognizable in the aspiration of the initial "k" sound.
"Pastis" is a French anise-flavored liquor.
The video is a creation of Tv program DispenserTv [You Tube channel: DispenserTv].