Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the lukewarm water; stir until the yeast is dissolved.
  2. Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl with a fork until slightly beaten; add sugar, yeast mixture, salt, anise seed, butter, and 2 cups of flour.
  3. Beat with electric beater until well beaten and smooth.
  4. Stir in additional flour to make a soft dough.
  5. Turn out onto a well floured pastry board and knead until dough is soft and elastic.
  6. Do not add too much flour.
  7. Place in a greased bowl and cover with a damp warm cloth.
  8. Allow to rise until double in bulk.
  9. Punch down the dough and make a round loaf, smooth on top with the folded edges on the bottom of the loaf.
  10. Place in a deep round cake pan.
  11. Beat the egg yolk with the corn syrup and brush the top with a pastry brush.
  12. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 15 minutes or until done.
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