My grandmother was famous for this bread, and my mom took up the tradition after Grandma passed away. When I asked Mom for the recipe this past Christmas, she handed me from her recipe box the actual package of yeast that had the recipe on the back. The expiration date was July 15, 1963. UNBELIEVABLE! How cool is that?! Anyway, this has been a family fave during the holidays for generations. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we have.