Aniseed Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling


1 loaf

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
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


  • 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


  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 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.