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Greek Sweet Bread Vasilopita

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Ingredients
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Pound, melted
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1 Tablespoon
  Anise 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Eggs 6 Small
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cake yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) The night before making the bread, prepare the yeast by dissolving it in 1 cup of scaled milk which has been cooled down to a lukewarm temperature. Add a cup of flour.
2) The next day, preheat oven to temperature of 350 degrees.

MAKING
3) Melt the butter and allow it to cool.
4) Beat together the sugar, eggs, butter, 1 cup of warm milk, flavouring and salt in a large bowl.
5) Add the yeast-flour mixture and just enough water to make a dough which is soft. Knead properly.
6) Cover the dough and keep it aside so that it can rise.
7) Form the dough into the desired shape and put it in the baking pan. Allow to rise once again till the dough has doubled in volume.
8) Bake in preheated oven for at least 60 minutes or till the bread is done.

SERVING
9) Serve or use as preferred. The recipe is enough for 3 loaves of bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Aniseed
Preparation Time: 
180 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
240 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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