Nearly a Loaf a Day

Loaves 23 and 24—Mother's Christmas Bread—came out of the oven yesterday. This is a recipe Bernard Clayton traces back to Indiana in the 1870s, and it is easily my favorite among the holiday loaves I bake. I'd like to say my holiday kitchen has closed for the year, but there's one friend I won't catch up with until January, and I'd like to try that Obsessivore Fruitcake one more time.