5 c Sifted all purpose flour 1 c Warm water (105 – 1150F)
2 c Sugar 1 Egg, slightly beaten
Salt 1/2 c Melted butter
3 tb Butter OR oil 2 ts Ground cinnamon
1 Active dry yeast (use 2 1 ts Anise extract OR
Packages if time is short) 1/4 c Aniseeds
1. Sift flour, 1 cup sugar adn salt together. Cut in the butter
until the mixture resembles coarse meal. If using oil, stir oil into
liquid ingredients after adding the egg.
2. Dissolve yeast in warm water, stir vigorously, and allow to
ferment for 5 to 10 minutes. Then add the egg and anise extract or
3. Add a small quantity of the flour mixture to the yeast and beat
until thoroughly blended. Let stand for a few minutes, or until dough
becomes light and airy.
4. Add the rest of the flour mixture, adding more flour if
necessary to make a stiff dough. Knead on a lightly floured board
5. Butter the top of the dough, cover with wax paper and let rise
6. When the bread has risen, punch it down, and let it rise until
7. Knead the dough slightly, then form into balls the size of an
orange. With a rolling pin, flatten to 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
8. Prepare a topping by mixing together the melted butter,
remaining 1 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Spread topping on all sides
of the rolls.
9. Let rolls rise until light and about doubled in size. When
nearly doubled, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake in a preheated
oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden. Slice thinly and butter
generously with soft butter. Arrange slices on a platter as desired.
They will keep for 2 to 3 days at room temperature when well wrapped.
Maximum recommended freezer storage: 3 months
Makes 8 to 10 small loaves.