Checa con Anís

August 2, 2014

Checa con Anís

The bread illustrated above is called checa con anís. True to its name, its lightly flavored with anise seeds.

Checa con anís is a unsweetened white bread. The outside is lightly floured. The crust is delicate with a little tooth. The bread as a whole tears with enough gluten development for an elastic body  but not enough to turn it hard or tough. They stay fresh and springy for a fair amount of time.

Tear off the little nib above, and the thing turns into a bun.

This and other breads are available for purchase at near the main market of San Pedro on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.

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