My family has been making this Easter bread for generations. It’s origins are in a family bakery owned by my great-great aunts off the boat from Italy. My mom and I are the only remaining individuals who know how to make this, so I’m posting it hoping to share it with others. It is made the old world way, so it is not quick, but it is delicious and well worth the work and wait.
Combine flour, sugar, and anise seed together in a very large bowl; create a well in the center.
Mix warm water and yeast together in a bowl. Let stand until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 10 minutes.
Beat warm milk, eggs, and butter together in a bowl; stir into yeast mixture. Add milk mixture to the well in the flour mixture. Knead flour-milk mixture using your hands until dough and your hands are no longer sticky. Cover dough with a clean cotton cloth and let rise, 8 hours to overnight.
Grease and flour 6 loaf pans.
Punch dough down and divide into 6 portions. Mold each portion into a round shape and place each in a prepared pan. Cover pans and let rise for 1 hour more.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bake in the preheated oven until bread is cooked through, 45 to 50 minutes.
Per Serving: 448 calories; protein 11.9g; carbohydrates 81.4g; fat 8.1g; cholesterol 88.6mg; sodium 73mg.
Eat best breakfast to continue the day has become a fabulous habit. It’s a fabolous way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sweet hit from the pickle tree wakes me up and bring me energy to take on the morning. Sugar is more vilified as the evil of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your stomach system and helps keep you feel full longer, and not want likely grab a side food out of the street food before break .
Making fruit a morning habit is easy . Easy as put the sweetness in your fridge next to the milk or on the bench next to your grain pan , or beside your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll see it. Before you eating the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.
Giving your stomach energy a bit of sweetness in the morning is important to kick-start your metabolism for the day and fuel to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continuous supply of sugar in the form of process glucose, counting at to around 120g daily. There is also essential evidence to backup the idea that a diet high in fiber can lowering your risk of a number of cancers. And of course, you benefit from all the other vitamins and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you powerfull and healthy.