This will be short and sweet as I am in the midst of baking Christmas cookies. I was anxious to try this recipe because it looked so pretty in the picture and I have never made braided bread before. I made this in a hurry and found it fairly simple. I would have liked to have had more time to do a tighter and more precise braid, but overall I really liked it. I liked the sweet flavor of the bread and I thought that the book gave a good recipe tip not to over bake it because I could see this becoming dry quickly. I did not spring for the cardamon as the night before I made this my car was towed costing me $218 to retrieve it. So cardamon was part of the budget cuts so as not to fall off a Christmas fiscal cliff.
Happy Holidays to all and here's to baking in 2013!