About this recipe: This bread is not only easy to make, it also tastes delicious. The batter is enriched with butter, eggs and sugar. It taste almost like a cake, but not as sweet. Serve as a breakfast bread.
If anise seeds are not available at your local supermarket, you can purchase them online.
Just made it today. I did not have any anise seeds so I left that out. Still tasted good. I was also a little short with flour. No problem Tastes really good. Especially right out of the oven. Will have to do this one again. - 29 Jul 2014
This went down very well at breakfast-time on New Year's Day and I've been persuaded to bake a second loaf since so it must be good! It is quite sweet and very light. It's not easy to find anise seeds in the UK but if you have a relative living in Germany, or if you visit, you can pick them up in any supermarket and even in some chemists. - 06 Jan 2014
This is really good! The ingredients are so simple and plain yet it makes a nice quick-like-bread that isn't sticky (noted too by another reviewer) yet so much lighter ... it is almost like cake without being sugary sweet. The outside gets a soft golden crust while the inside bakes up light and tender. The slight hint of anise is pleasant. After it cooled to room temp I drizzled the Vanilla Glaze by Jamie Langston from this site over the top and had it for a light dessert after dinner with coffee. Excellant with the glaze! This recipe is a keeper and great if you don't like sugary sweet. Be careful not to overcook or it will become "dryer". The next morning after refridgeration it became firmer but still was delicious. - 14 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)