11.PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees
MIST an 8" x 4" loaf pan with cooking spray(I used Bakers Joy)
2In a small bowl, SIFT together flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt.
Using a electric mixer on medium-high speed,BEAT butter and salt until fluffy and smooth, about 3 minutes.
3ADD eggs one at a time,BEATING well after each.
STIR flour mixture into butter mixture.
ADD anise,if desired,shredded apple, mild cheddar cheese and pecans,mixing with a wooden spoon just enough to blend.
4TRANSFER batter to loaf pan.
BAKE for 40-to 55 minutes,or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
5NOTE: Recipe does not double well.
Cool Bread,slice and enjoy. Can be served with cold milk, hot coffee,hot tea and iced tea. Enjoy!