This is my first loaf of 2013.
I forgot how much I loved baking bread, thanks to Jim Lahey's book MY BREAD.
This version is his Pane Integrale, but I added golden raisins and walnuts to make this one amazing loaf.
I find in the winter months (as the book says), the rising process took 24 hours, vs. the 18 hour usual rise. So start the process the day before you want to bake the bread.