I made exactly half of this recipe, which resulted in 32 nice slices. I had to substitute almond extract for the vanilla, and reduced the sugar to 1 1/2 cups for half the recipe - sweet enough, could go lower. I mixed the wet ingredients together before mixing with the dry. This made three "loaves". I wet my hands with cold water to smooth the loaves and make the exterior nicer. Mine baked quite a bit longer, almost 45 minutes, to get to the set stage. Slicing is easiest with a serrated knife. These were very tasty, and I doubt they'll stay around long. I think next time I will increase the amount of baking powder - this seemed a bit low for this amount of flour. Also, I think dried cherries would also be a nice addition.