One of the Christmas traditions on my mom's side of the family was the making of the nutbreads. I don't know how many batches she makes in any given year, but she usually wraps them up and hands them out as gifts. This year, I decided it was time for me to partake in this tradition.
I THINK this recipe was written, or at least adapted by my Grandmother. It's not trivial, but it makes 8 loaves, so the work goes a long way. One could serve these with dinner, as a dessert option, or for breakfast. YUM.