This recipe frustrated me! The FIRST time I made this, I followed other reviewers suggestions to increase the sugar by 1 T. and cranraisins to 1 c., and because it sounded good, I added some walnuts...the bread didn't rise so I figured it must be my fault. I tested my brand new yeast to make sure it was active and made this again. The SECOND time I used the ingredients exactly in the amounts as written and prepared this in the bread maker on the dough setting. I rolled it out and let it rise the second time in a regular loaf pan before baking in the oven. For the second rise I kept adding hours on to the rise time, eventually letting it rise about 4.5 hours, and it still hadn't quite doubled in volume. The texture of the bread is dense and really it just wasn't worth all the work.
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This recipe frustrated me! The FIRST time I made this, I followed other reviewers suggestions...