13 Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (two 1/4-ounce envelopes)
  • 8 cups unbleached bread flour, plus more for surface and more if needed
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk, warmed
  • 2 teaspoons ground anise seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground mastic gum (optional; parthenonfoods.com)
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pans
  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable oil, for bowl
  • 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon whole milk, for egg wash
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
Nutrition
372
19% daily value
30 servings
                                       
                                            low-​sodium, vegetarian
     

Fat

32% 21

Saturated

18% 4

Trans

- 0

Monounsaturated

- 12

Polyunsaturated

- 3

Carbs

13% 40

Carbs (net)

- 39

Fiber

6% 2

Sugars

- 13

Sugars, added

- 12

Protein

14% 7

Cholesterol

15% 46

Sodium

4% 86

Calcium

4% 41

Magnesium

4% 17

Potassium

2% 99

Iron

11% 2

Zinc

7% 1

Phosphorus

13% 89

Vitamin A

5% 49

Vitamin C

0% 0

Thiamin (B1)

46% 1

Riboflavin (B2)

27% 0

Niacin (B3)

23% 4

Vitamin B6

6% 0

Folate equivalent (total)

40% 161

Folate (food)

- 68

Folic acid

- 55

Vitamin B12

7% 0

Vitamin D

124% 19

Vitamin E

24% 4

Vitamin K

0% 0
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