I'm a newbie breadophile and I've been baking nonstop for about three months. Most stuff I make is good, with the occasional clunked. This came out so good I wanted to share. We had a large family gathering on Christmas Eve so I wanted to make a special bread. I found this recipe on Food Network's site...
I'm keen to see what everyone else is baking for the holidays this year.
My wife figures my bread is now good enough that we can have it on Christmas. Her family is Swiss and usually buys quite an assortment of breads for breakfast on Christmas morning. Attached is a photo of day one's baking ... 2 pain au levan, 2 pecan & cherry pain au levain, and a batch of Mark's Portuguse Sweet Rolls. Day two (tomorrow) is a whole wheat sourdough, rye and challah.