3rd time's the charm? Having trouble getting my reviews to go thru!
So lets see... I substituted regular raisins for the golden ones and had to omit the anise extract. I really liked the flavor. Hubby said it reminded him a little of fig newtons... if you changed the shape of the bread you could easily make newtons... but they would be MUCH more flavorful and this comment shouldn't prevent anyone who doesn't like newtons from trying it.
The loaf was a little small but I sliced it into natural sized slices and automatically got 10 pieces. If you are feeding a crowd though I would make both loaves because they may want more than one.