My mother is from the Abbruzzo region, and makes an Easter Bread each year that she calls Spianada, not sure if this is the correct spelling. It is a sweet bread flavoured with anise seed. Does ANYONE have a recipe for this. My mama doesn`t use recipes and her spianada never comes out the same way twice, much to her chagrin, and I need a recipe that doesn`t involve a yield of 8 loaves!!
April 11, 2011 / 8:43pmreport abuse
lutzsal saysMy family makes spianada every Easter, however, I have a feeling that our recipe is of the "8 loaf" variety. I'll ask around this Sunday. If I find a good recipe, I'll post it here. report abuse
ccb1123 saysMy husband has been asking me to track down his deceased mother's recipe for years. His sisters don't know and I would love even the 8 loaf variey recipe. Thanks all.report abuse
MargieC saysMy grandma made a bread she called Pane Buono. It might be what you are looking for? I'll first give her recipe:
7 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 6 eggs, 1/4 teasp salt, 1 cup oil, 1 teasp anise, 1 lemon, 1 cup milk, 2 yeast packets. Oven: 350F Mix ingredients. Let raise till double volume. Put on board; punch. Let raise double volume again. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans and spread melted butter over dough before baking . Bake @ 350F for 45 minutes. Makes 2 loaves.
I think she assumed you would dissolve the yeast packets per package directions. We used anise oil, and the juice and some of the zest of the lemon. Good luck! :)report abuse
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