An Old-World German Baking Secret

There's an ancient alcoholic spirit known as arak or arrack that's common today in South Asia and the Middle East, but it appears as a flavoring ingredient in very old German baking recipes. Discover the origin of this liquor (and the many variations of it), and learn how its flavor lends an unmistakable something to butter cookies.

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