Moroccan Anise Bread Recipe

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Moroccan Anise Bread

Vickie Parks

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@Northwestgal

This is a North African (Moroccan) bread recipe that makes 2 round loaves.

Anise is a licorice flavoring, so you'll want to keep this in mind when making this bread. Because, although some of the flavoring tempers during baking, the bread will still have a licorice flavor. It's somewhat of a dense bread, perhaps could even be described as heavy, but the sesame seeds add a nice finish to the bread. It's a really good bread though.


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Serves:
12-16 (2 round loaves)
Prep:
2 Hr 10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
active dry yeast
1 1/3 c
warm water
1 tsp
honey or granulated sugar
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
2 1/2 tsp
anise seeds
2 tsp
salt
4 c
all-purpose flour, unbleached
1 large
egg white
3 Tbsp
sesame seeds

Step-By-Step

1Dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup of the water. Add the honey (or sugar) and let stand until foamy, about 5 to 10 minutes.
2Add the remaining water, oil, anise, salt, and 2 cups of the flour to a large bowl. Gradually stir in the remaining flour until the mixture holds together.
3On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover loosely with a towel or plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until double in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
4Punch down the dough and divide in half. Shape each piece into a ball, cover, and let rest for about 10 minutes.
5Sprinkle a large baking sheet with cornmeal or fine semolina (or you can grease the baking sheet). Flatten each dough ball into a 6-inch round. Some cooks flute the outer edge, others leave it plain; it's your choice. Place the rounds on the prepared baking sheet, cover, and let.
6Preheat the oven to 375°F.
7Pierce the dough around the sides with the tines of a fork or a toothpick. Beat egg whites with water, and brush the tops of the loaves with the egg white mixture. Then lightly sprinkle the top of the loaf with the sesame seeds.
8Bake at 375° until golden brown and hollow-sounding when tapped, about 30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Moroccan
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tag: Quick & Easy