Italian Anise Bread Recipe

Bread:

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl combine the yeast, 1/ cup of flour and anise seeds. Heat milk, butter, sugar and salt in a sauce pan until just warm. Stir to melt. Add heated liquid to flour mixture. Add egg, lemon peel and juice on low speed for / minute, scraping sides constantly. Beat 3 minutes on high speed. Stir in remaining flour by hand to make a soft dough. Knead 8-10 minutes on a floured board until smooth and elastic. Place in a lightly greased bowl. Turn once to grease, over and let rise in a warm place 1/-2 hours. Punch down and let rest 10 minutes. Shape into a round loaf, cover and let rise until double (about 45 minutes) in a greased pan. Bake 35-40 minutes in a preheated 375oF oven until done.

Frosting:

Step 2

Stir all ingredients together until smooth and spread on the warm cake.

Source: "The Yankee Kitchen" 04-02-93 (#3) [Adaline]

Things You'll Need

---------------BREAD--------------------
  • 1pk Active Dry Yeast
  • 2c Flour, sifted
  • 2ts Anise Seeds
  • 1/2c Milk
  • 1/3c Butter or Margarine
  • 1/3c Sugar
  • 1/2ts Salt
  • 1/2 Egg, slightly beaten
  • 1ts Shredded Lemon Peel
  • 2tb Lemon Juice
--------------FROSTING------------------
  • 3/4c Confectioners Sugar, sifted
  • 1tb Light Cream
  • 1/4ts Vanilla
  • Salt

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