Anise Easter Bread Bread Machine Loaf

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place in order of your manufacturers instructions for your bread machine (makes 1 1/2 pound loaf).
  2. Place on sweet bread setting, light crust.
  3. Checking as mixing that it forms a smooth slight tacky ball of dough.
  4. If dough is sloppy, add a tsp, flour at a time.
  5. If dough is too hard like, add a tsp milk, at a time.
  6. Although at this time I did not have to adjust my dough upon mixing.
  7. Remove when completed baking, to a wire rack.
  8. Cool thoroughly before cutting with a serrated bread knife, or before storing.
Most Helpful

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!

Lov2eat December 22, 2008

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!

phyllis ullo March 31, 2005