I went out on a limb and baked this bread as a hostess gift for Christmas and it was a huge success. The dough is gorgeous and it yields a perfect tall loaf! People brought fancy cakes and pies and stuff from a local high end bakery and they were left untouched....everyone ate this bread with cheese, leftover turkey, gravy, butter and jam, it was remarkable. I am so happy I tried this recipe. In fact...I am going to bake more today!
Such an easy and yummy bread. I had my parents visiting and this was enjoyed by all for breakfast. Served it with homade apple butter. The house smelled absolutly devine while it was cooking. Thanks for a keeper. Made for PAC Fall 2008.