This turned out really nice. Whenever your recipes call for white whole wheat bread I use Spelt flour instead and have never had any trouble. I also ground my own barley in my Ninja to make flour. I love walnuts and the orange and cloves really brought out a very unique taste to this cake. Your site has a lot of recipes from different cultures and I love that. We love trying new things around here and this one was yummy.
I made these as muffins instead of bread. Did not have barley flour on hand, so just used all white whole wheat. Cut brown sugar down to 1/2 cup. Cut walnuts IN bread down to 1/2 cup. (Saving a few calories with both these modifications). Used plain yogurt, as no Greek on hand. Made syrup with 1/3 cup OJ and 1/8 cup honey (it line with the Greek theme and cut added sugars slightly). Brushed top of muffins with syrup twice, then dipped into bowl of chopped nuts to top. They are lovely. The texture is very light, especially considering the whole wheat. You can really taste the cloves. Yummy.