I followed the recipe exactly and omitted the glaze (because I think the sugar ants would have liked it even more than the humans in this household).
I liked this bread more than the Anadama bread, mostly because I prefer honey to molasses and I really liked the spices.
Other people liked the bread too. I brought a rustic loaf and the Artos to a pot-luck meal... lets just say the rustic loaf was not a big hit (perhaps too much energy to chew?). I wasn't surprised since most people tend to prefer soft, enriched bread to bread with a harder crust and hole-y interior).
My husband's comment was, "mi piace molto" (he's very picky). He said it was similar to challah, only better... I'd hope so since the vegetable oil is replaced with olive oil; sugar with honey; water with milk.
Kids loved it.
I think it would make really good cinnamon toast. I plan to serve the leftovers that way tomorrow morning.