Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs
just made this recipe today...came out too high first time, adjusted it and second loaf is perfect.....I couldn't be happier... I make this on dough cycle too or the Kitchen Aid , after rise is done, I form into a loose braid let rest for 45 to 60 minutes, brush with melted butter, then bake 350 degrees, 30 minutes. Glaze with a thick confectioners sugar and cream frosting , and sprinkle toasted almonds on top, or sprinkles.
- 3⁄4 cup warm whole milk or 2 percent milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons anise flavoring (or 3 tsp. if desired)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup soft room temp. butter
- 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons gluten (optional)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- Place in order of your manufacturers instructions for your bread machine (makes 1 1/2 pound loaf).
- Place on sweet bread setting, light crust.
- Checking as mixing that it forms a smooth slight tacky ball of dough.
- If dough is sloppy, add a tsp, flour at a time.
- If dough is too hard like, add a tsp milk, at a time.
- Although at this time I did not have to adjust my dough upon mixing.
- Remove when completed baking, to a wire rack.
- Cool thoroughly before cutting with a serrated bread knife, or before storing.
My grandma used to make this from scratch. How wonderful to find the recipe for a bread machine. After a couple of adjustments I finally got it to taste just like grandma's! I use 3 + tsp. of anise and 1/2 c. sugar and also do it on medium crust in my bread machine. Beautiful!
this bread was easy to make, rose beautifully. I used whole milk and 1/2 cup of sugar. Next time I will add more anise and some orange rind. Overall very, very good!