Holiday weekends mean visiting with friends and family and they will all like this. I find that making it is somewhat theraputic (must be the kneading) and the finished bread is so pretty that you feel quite proud of yourself and your creation. The taste is one that brings you back for more. This bread is delicious served with honey butter, which you can easily make by beating together 1/4 cup honey and 1 stick softened butter. Prep time given does not include 1 1/2 hrs of rising time.