I was so excited about this recipe- since I love anise and thought the twisted-rope format would yield a cool product! At the same time that the bread looks good, it is chewy, flavorless and dry. I'm not sure what went wrong but I was disappointed.
I'm very new to making bread, and when I endeavor a loaf, the recipe has to call for as little kneading as possible. This was my third ever loaf of bread, and upon tasting it, I cannot believe that I actually made it. I used only caraway seeds inside and out, and the seeds are a nice little crunch of flavor to contrast to the smooth, sweet crumb. This bread is wonderful!
This was my first time ever making bread, and it turned out so well! I will definitely make this again.
I've made this bread so many times, and it's always delicious. The seeds add a great flavor to the bread, and it doesn't taste too "wheaty" like grocery store wheat breads. My friends love this bread as well.