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Anise Pumpkin Bread Recipe
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Anise Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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We live in a rural area of Long Island where there's plenty of fresh air and friendly country folks. This recipe has traveled from one end of the island to the other.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon aniseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon anise extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter flavoring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 326 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 276 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin, oil and vanilla. In another bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, aniseed and salt; add to pumpkin mixture and stir until well blended. Pour into a greased and floured 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Anise Pumpkin Bread in Country October/November 2004, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 326 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 276 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 13, 2013

Bread turned out just like the picture - moist, but not gooey. Recipe did not specify to use whole, ground or cracked anise seeds so I used 1/2 ground and 1/2 cracked. The licorice accent was barely detectable and family enjoyed the flavor it gave to bread. However, they thought additional flavoring in glaze overwelmed it (I think it's a matter of personal taste.) We will definately make again as a preferred alternative to the otherwise heavy pumpkin breads frequently seen.

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

Delicious! The topping makes it. I suggest dividing the batter into two loaf pans so that because the baked loaves will be shorter you will get frosting in every bite. Or,to the loaf, add anise extract along with the seed to boost the flavor. I used a fresh pumpkin baked and mashed which has a milder flavor than canned.

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