I tagged this recipe for the Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup game, because I had been wanting to try it for quite a while. I make bread (usually successfully) all the time, but something went wrong here, and I'm not completely sure what it was. The bread I got, while sweet, and pretty nice tasting, really should have risen quite a lot more than it did. I had trouble with the amount of flour, and think maybe it would have been better if I had used less flour. I will probably try again sometime and post an update then. Thank you for the delicious sounding recipe. No stars, because I don't know why my bread didn't turn out very well.
A family favorite! I increased choc chips to 1c and omitted the nuts. I made the dough (without choc chips) in the bread machine, then braided the dough. I patted in 1/3c choc chip to each of the 3 strips before braiding; this technique helped distribute the choc chips very evenly! Baked 340F for 30 min.
I enjoyed this bread very much. I did make a few changes but that was just to my taste. I followed the rising and kneading times and ended up with a large hearty loaf. It was great at my first Turkey dinner of the fall and toasted up well, also... I added 1/3 cup of molasses to the milk mixture as well as a heaping tablespoon of honey. I did not use choc. chips but raisins instead. I also choose pecans. I will be making this again, and again this fall. Thanks, Yours Truly, BWABM (better w/o a bread machine)