This is a wholesome loaf of whole wheat bread with no added fat, flavored with a liberal amount of anise seeds.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 6 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup anise seed
- 2 egg whites
Combine whole wheat flour and yeast in a large bowl. Stir in sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and water. Stir in anise seeds. Let dough stand in warm area for 1 hour, letting bread rise.
Knead bread and put in 2 regular loaf pans. Brush tops with beaten egg whites.
Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 50 minutes. Enjoy!