Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This makes a nice loaf of bread. My niece is always asking me to make it for her. She just loves it.
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2⁄3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (do not substitute bought, very important)
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons dry milk
- 2 tablespoons orange zest
- 1 teaspoon anise seed
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- Place all ingredients in your machines fully assembled pan, in the order specified by your machines manufacturer.
- Select the basic or white cycle and press start.
This is ... interesting. I have been a fan of black licorice candy all my life, and so was expecting something different. This bread tends more toward salty than sweet, so I was surprised. I made it by hand, and used about 2 tablespoons less flour than listed. The texture of the baked loaf is fantastic, and after a slice or two, I had decided I liked the bread. It makes amazing toast. Thank you very much for broadening my horizons (we won't mention waist.)
Very nice bread with an unusual flavor. I had some aniseed I needed to use up, so when this recipe came up to accompany Fassolatha (Greek soup) I went for it. I did not get enough orange juice out of the single orange I had available so I used not-from-concentrate orange juice out of the fridge and it worked fine. The family also requested that I make the recipe again without the anise; they don't like the flavor quite as much as I do. This recipe would probably make wonderful cinnamon rolls. The leftovers sure made nice French toast!