Absolutely delicious! I omitted the rum and citron and doubled the aniseed and orange peel. A very tasty and dense bread, perfect with just butter.
All of my friends' loved the bread. They said it was nice and tasteful. As for me, I loved the smell of it cooking and the batter taste good.. But when I tasted it, it seemed too thick and the 3/4 cup of honey seemed too much.. The Citron gave it a weird taste too.. I would make it again but with little less honey and no citron, orange instead.
This is a delicious, spicy bread! It smelled wonderful while cooking and baked to a beautiful brown. You're right about the honey butter - it's great with this dense and flavorful bread!