Aniseed Loaf Recipe

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A pleasant anise flavor distinguishes this from other quick breads. I've found that the old-fashioned flavor appeals to all.—Henrietta Tenhage, Fergus, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon aniseed

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 152 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, honey and oil. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Stir in aniseed.
  2. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 35-45 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. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Aniseed Loaf in Taste of Home December/January 1999, p41

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HOGWriter User ID: 3126553 25066
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"The licorice flavor comes through at just the right amount to make this a winner. Just like AWD before us - we loved it."

AWD User ID: 352928 69503
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Made two loaves for my mother in laws birthday and both adults and kids loved it. Its quick and easy and I will be making it again soon!"

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