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It is so easy to make breads and pizza doughs in the food processor and it only takes 45 seconds
to get it to come together…then you dump it out on a floured surface and kneed it by hand for only
one to two minutes…place it in an oiled bowl, cover it until it rises and then shape it on a cookie sheet
and then let it rise again ( for about 45 minutes) and then bake it..Really it’s painless,
super easy and fast.

Anise Bread… this is my spin
on my Easter Bread recipe with
a few changes. Traditionally Anise
Bread is available only around St Joseph’s
Day…it’s a delicious bread and the
beauty of baking your own bread is
you can have Anise Bread all year long,
like today for instance. 😄 We love it with
a little smear of sweet butter😋

I did a pictorial of the making of this bread,
It’s a very soft bread, it’s also impossible
to mess it up.

Proof your yeast first
this will take 5 minutes:
In a mug mix
1 tablespoon yeast with
1/4 cup warm water and
1 teaspoon sugar

In the food processor, place:
4 cups flour
5 tablespoons melted butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup warm milk
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Note: if your using regular salt use less

1 1/2 tablespoons anise seed after you
remove the bread from the food processor
when you kneed the dough by hand.

First melt the butter into the warm milk
after it cools down scramble the two eggs
into it.
Put flour and salt and sugar into food processor first,
and pulse a few times to mix it up.
then add the rest of the wet ingredients ingredients
(Milk, eggs, butter and yeast)
And pulse several times until it comes
together…this is a very soft dough, if it
Looks too soft add a little more flour. (I added
a little more) just until is came away a little
bit from the sides of the processor.
(This dough comes together in the processor
by pulsing in only one minute.)
“spoon out” this very soft dough on a floured surface
and sprinkle a little flour on top and kneed it for a
few minutes …this is when you add the anise seed
as you kneed it.
divide dough in two…and oil two
Bowls with a couple teaspoons of vegetable oil.
Swirl dough in bowl to cover all over with oil
cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise until
double in size…about 1 1/2 hours.

Divide each ball of dough into three ropes pulling
and stretching dough as you roll it..
Then place the ropes on the foiled ( lightly oiled)
cooking sheet and braid it.
Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for second time…
The second rise takes about 45 minutes.

Heat oven to 350° just before putting bread
in the oven beat an egg with 1 tablespoon water
and thoroughly coat bread with a pastry brush
and sprinkle breads with sesame seeds.

Bake bread 25 - 30 minutes @350° last
couple of minutes brown top under the broiler…
Watch carefully not to burn.
Enjoy this delicious Bread with a smear of sweet butter.

I’ll be back with a pic’s
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