Lemon Anise Seed Tea Loaf
A month ago, the three gmas baked a great looking lemon anise seed tea loaf from Dan Leader's book 'Bread Alone'. Having lots of lemons and being a lover of all things anise (including anisette), I decided to bake a loaf for us to have with tea in the evenings. I up'ed the lemon flavor by adding a teaspoon of limoncello to the lemon and simple syrup glaze. Haven't cut into it yet, but it makes a very big loaf of tea bread. It is baked in a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan and rises in the oven to fill the loaf pan to the very top. In baking this, however, I did find the 30-40 minute baking time quite optimistic, mine wasn't done until an hour had passed in the 350F oven.