When I first made this bread I was not at all sure how it was going to turn out but it came out beautifully. I made it over Xmas to give away as gifts. I made the dough in the breadmaker but then divided the dough and made small loaves and baked it in the oven. It also freezes well. I have made more mini loaves since the holidays and my husband is able to pull out a loaf in the morning and take it to work with him for breakfast. Thanks you so much for a recipe that will be a long standing family favorite!