Recipe by Nancy Ann R.
"My husband fondly recalls the Anise Bread that his Italian grandmother used to make during the holidays. She evidently never had a recipe (and never used a bread machine!) so this is what I came up with for a quick, special Christmas bread. This rich bread has a wonderful aroma while baking."
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For the Bread:
1 1/2 teaspoons
For the Glaze:
This bread is so delicious and easy to make. I was afraid the with 2 T. of anise seed it would be a bit too much spice but it turned out so good!
I made this and it was amazing! A little bit challenging though for a novice baker like myself.
Everyone loved this bread and the glaze was an extra special touch! I loved it warmed with honey butter!
Amazing fresh out of the machine! The Glaze makes it. It didn't mention, but I slightly chopped the nuts with their skins on (I had trouble skinning them), all turned out well.
Great taste, both of bread and of frosting! The bread texture is smooth, even with half of the flour as whole wheat. Great recipe!
Great flavor. However, I took out the anise seeds and cinnamon, as I like neither.
But oh so wonderful. And don't forget the amazing eggnog glaze!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Italian Christmas Bread with Eggnog Glaze
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 65
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