Good for a Thanksgiving or other holiday dessert, and also delicious as a morning breakfast. If you cannot find ciabatta bread, como, pugliese, or other European bread with holes in the dough work well. You may use any type of chopped walnut. I cook it at 350-375 for about an hour...really, when it is golden on top and squishy on the inside, yet the knife comes out clean (moist maybe, but clean) when you poke it. I know....not so technical! Also the ingredients are what I think they are, as this is one of those this-and-that recipes. I experimented with less cinnamon, more orange zest, and a splash of scotch into the liquid....it was quite a tasty variation.