This is a winner! I suspect it is one of those special recipes which would be hard to fail with. I mixed and kneaded my dough in my bread maker since I always do that since I need to limit the mess caused by cooking in my livingroom plus because kneading bread is difficult with arthritic hands. My dough was a little too soft (my fault for not adding more flour as instructed), so I couldn't braid my dough. Instead I simply put the dough into a well greased bundt pan and followed the baking instructions as per the recipe. After the loaf cooled I drizzled a thin glaze on the top and then added the almonds to the glaze. This is an easy way to make the pretty wreath. I took this bread to an Easter Brunch at my church. It was delicious. Great bread! Made for PAC Spring 2012.