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    Greek Anise Loaf

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    penny3960's Note:

    Growing up in a Greek family, I remember the bread my family purchased at a Greek bakery each Easter. I found this recipe in a 1965 Better Homes & Garden Bread Cook Book and it is one of my favorites. The dough can be easily made in a bread machine, then shaped before baking. I love the aroma of the anise as the bread bakes. The oils of cinnamon & anise can be found at baking supply shops.

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      Soften yeast in warm water. Pour scalded milk over sugar, butter and salt; stir til butter melts. Cool to lukewarm. Stir in flavorings. Add 1 cup of the flour; mix well. Stir in 1 egg and softened yeast; beat well. Add remaining flour ( or a little more or less to make a soft dough.) Turn out on lightly floured surface. Knead til smooth and elastic ( 8 - 10 minutes). Place in lightly greased bowl, turning once. Cover; let rise in a warm place until almost double (about 1 1/4 hours).
    2. 2
      Punch down. Let rise again until almost double (1 hours). Turn out on to lightly floured surface and divide dough into thirds; form in balls. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Roll each under hands to form strands 16 inches long, tapering ends. Braid loosely without stretching, beginning in the middle, working towards either end. Pinch ends together. Cover; let rise until almost double ( 40 minutes). Combine beaten egg and water; brush over braid; sprinkle with sesame seed.
    4. 4
      Bake at 375* for 25 minutes.

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    Nutritional Facts for Greek Anise Loaf

    Serving Size: 1 (66 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 189.1
    Calories from Fat 54
    Total Fat 6.0 g
    Saturated Fat 3.0 g
    Cholesterol 42.5 mg
    Sodium 148.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 5.6 g
    Protein 4.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    anise oil

    cinnamon oil

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