I loooove this bread! I used to make this all of the time back in the early 90's. I used 1/2 white and 1/2 wheat (both bread flour). It's especially awesome when toasted. My bread machine has long since bit the dust, but I'm going to try and make it without one.
This bread was delicious. The smell during baking reminded me of Christmas dinner. My dh loved it, too. The kids (7,5, & 2)weren't crazy about it, but they ate it. I will definitely be making this again.
I could hardly keep away from the oven while this was baking (I mixed in the bread machine but baked in the oven). The taste is excellent, and I have been "ordered" to make this again. I did add 1/2 cup of rye instead of part of the bread flour.
This is a very fragrant bread. The house smelled wonderful while it was baking. I used a food processor for the nuts and the red onion. The loaf rose to the top of the bread machine and the crust was a very nice color.