This bread is a greek type of bread that tastes almost like cake, although the sugar content is much lower. It makes a terrific breakfast bread.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the anise seed and mix well.

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  • In a separate large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in one egg, and then the other. Beat for 1 minute.

  • Beginning with the flour mixture, alternately add the milk and flour to the large bowl with the creamed butter and sugar. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.

  • Spoon batter into a greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 50 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. May be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

Nutrition Facts

212.9 calories; 4.2 g protein; 29 g carbohydrates; 52.1 mg cholesterol; 195.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
This is really good! The ingredients are so simple and plain yet it makes a nice quick-like-bread that isn't sticky (noted too by another reviewer) yet so much lighter... it is almost like cake without being sugary sweet. The outside gets a soft golden crust while the inside bakes up light and tender. The slight hint of anise is pleasant. After it cooled to room temp I drizzled the Vanilla Glaze by Jamie Langston from this site over the top and had it for a light dessert after dinner with coffee. Excellant with the glaze! This recipe is a keeper and great if you don't like sugary sweet. Be careful not to overcook or it will become "dryer". The next morning after refridgeration it became firmer but still was delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2006
Hmm not my favorate. This recipe is fine though coming from a greek family i guess im extra picky about this sort of things!! I think the flavours arnt that great it is quite nice though if you like that sort of thing. It is quite dry as most greek breads are so we reccoment it warmed up with a bit of butter on it! WOW dunno if your greek but it is quite nice. Try it you never now if youll like it. Not wholley greek but its nice!! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
This is really good! The ingredients are so simple and plain yet it makes a nice quick-like-bread that isn't sticky (noted too by another reviewer) yet so much lighter... it is almost like cake without being sugary sweet. The outside gets a soft golden crust while the inside bakes up light and tender. The slight hint of anise is pleasant. After it cooled to room temp I drizzled the Vanilla Glaze by Jamie Langston from this site over the top and had it for a light dessert after dinner with coffee. Excellant with the glaze! This recipe is a keeper and great if you don't like sugary sweet. Be careful not to overcook or it will become "dryer". The next morning after refridgeration it became firmer but still was delicious. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2004
This bread is great! It is subtly sweet and not sticky like most quick breads. I guess it does have a more cake-like texture. It's kind of unassuming but I think that's what I like about it. The anise flavor is not strong unless you happen to bite down on one of the seeds. I suppose if you wanted a strong anise flavor you could try crushing the seeds to release the aroma. A friend suggested that it wants some kind of topping but myself I think it's good as is. Great with hot tea. Will definitely be making this again. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2010
This baked up to a delicately flavored treat ideal to accompany a cup of tea or coffee. It was a bit crumbly which made getting it out of the toaster something of a challenge but we enjoyed it none the less. I am tempted to slice it and bake the slices like biscotti or anisette toast. Thanks for something a little different. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2014
This has a good flavor but the description is very misleading! This in taste texture and appearance is essentially a pound cake. The main photo is spot on what this looks like. Maybe it's not the classic version of pound cake and its list of ingredients but I could not tell the difference. There is nothing bread about this except it is in a loaf pan. I might say this is a slightly dense pound cake at most. It is sweet and I was not sure what to do with it. Only change I made was subbing 1/4 tsp. of vanilla extract for the anise seeds. Just not a fan of that flavoring. Since I just bought a package of strawberries it will I suppose be turned into strawberry shortcake. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/10/2006
Hmm not my favorate. This recipe is fine though coming from a greek family i guess im extra picky about this sort of things!! I think the flavours arnt that great it is quite nice though if you like that sort of thing. It is quite dry as most greek breads are so we reccoment it warmed up with a bit of butter on it! WOW dunno if your greek but it is quite nice. Try it you never now if youll like it. Not wholley greek but its nice!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2011
This was very good warm. I can see topping it with a nice glaze and some butter... if you don't mind the calories but it is not essential. I cannot bite into an anise seed and enjoy it so I substituted 3/4 tsp. pure anise extract and it was good for our taste. Thanks for the yummy treat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2019
Tastes so good my parents couldn't believe I made it myself! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2020
we loved the flavor of this, especially warm from the oven. i think 50 mins was too long for my oven because it came out pretty dry and crumbly, but oh the taste!!! Read More