I haven't heard of this particular bread before. It's essentially a yeasted sweet bread. It's supposed to be flavored with Cardamom but I didn't have any and wasn't sure it was a flavor I would like so I took the advice of a fellow baker and subbed cinnamon and nutmeg (1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg) for the cardamom. It was delicious. I left off the almonds and used turbinado sugar instead of peal sugar. Everyone loved it.
The dough was easy to work with and the braiding wasn't as big a deal as you would think I am going to try it again sometime with the cardamom and see how that goes. It's super festive and I am sure anyone would love to share it with you or receive it as a gift. :)
You can get the recipe by buying the book or visiting Erin's blog for the recipe. She was our host for the week.
If you'd like to see what the other TWD bakers did this week, you can see their links HERE.