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Italian Holiday Bread

 Italian Holiday Bread
A subtle anise flavor highlights this traditional bread dotted with chunks of citron. "Before bread machines, I made a similar recipe by hand," says Betty Alexander of Kelowna, British Columbia.
16 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Bake: 3-4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup warm milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground aniseed
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied citron
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied pineapple

Directions

  • In a bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by
  • manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and
  • loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions
  • (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of
  • water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (1 pound).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 95 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.