Italian Christmas Bread with Eggnog Glaze

My husband fondly recalls the Anise Bread that his Italian grandmother used to make during the holidays. She evidently never had a recipe (and never used a bread machine!) so this is what I came up with for a quick, special Christmas bread. This rich bread has a wonderful aroma while baking.

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 1 Servings
  • Prep
    25 mins
  • Cook
    45 mins
  • Serve in
    70 mins

Ingredients

  •   For the Bread:
  •   1/2 cup hazelnuts
  •   1 cup eggnog, plus
  •   1 tablespoon eggnog
  •   2 tablespoons white sugar
  •   1/2 teaspoon salt
  •   3 tablespoons butter, softened
  •   1 egg
  •   1 egg yolk
  •   3 cups bread flour
  •   1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  •   2 tablespoons anise seed
  •   1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •   For the Glaze:
  •   1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  •   1 tablespoon eggnog

Instructions

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