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I brought this bread to my niece's for Easter, it got rave reviews. I didn't use orange zest , but added 2 tsps of aniseed & corriander, & 1 tsp of cumin like my Yiayia did years ago in my youth.
Very good, I changed the recipe a little bit and put two (2) teaspoons of aniseeds and orange zest. I couldn't resist the urge and added some sprinkles too :))
Only made one change to the recipe: During the first round in the bread maker, I wound up needing to add about 1/4 cup extra liquid (water, in this case) because the first bit was just too dry. It's delicious, though, and very very pretty! I used some 'test' eggs I learned to make 'marbled' designs on. Unfortunately, the red dye turned pretty brown in the oven, but that didn't affect the deliciousness of the bread!