Italian Anise Easter Bread
540 mins (prep 480, cooking 60)
11 ingredients
5-6 servings
Making this bread every Easter has been a tradition for my family. It is worth the work at least once a year. Great sliced and toasted with butter for breakfast or just plain. I have recently found that using bread flour helps the bread rise better and I have been able to half this recipe without a problem. You can use butter in place of the Crisco if you wish. Please note it should be 3 .25 oz envelopes yeast, it looks in the way the ingredients came up that its just one envelope but it should be three.

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Serving Size (566.89 g)
Servings 5
Amount per Serving
Calories 2245.09 Calories from Fat 521.55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 57.95g 445.76%
Saturated Fat 20.41g 510.14%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 8.37mg 13.94%
Sodium 94.53mg 19.69%
Total Carbohydrate 403.91g 673.19%
Dietary Fiber 41.12 g 822.46%
Sugars 127.86 g %
Protein 54.94g 549.42%
Vitamin A 55.76IU% Vitamin C 0.69mg%
Calcium 274.58mg% Iron 13.93mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
melted butter, warm water, anise seeds