This is about as simple as a bread recipe can be. It's crusty, yeasty and satisfying. I'm a bloke, and I can make this right every time. It's easiest if you use a stand-type mixer with a dough hook.
I really liked this recipe. I did change it up a little bit. I did let it rise on its own instead of putting it in the oven and I did bake it freeform instead of a loaf pan. Please see my picture. I loved it it was flavorful, chewy and yummy. I may even try the original quick method if necessary. Thank you so much for posting - 06 Mar 2012
I had a birthday dinner for my cousin this past Sunday. All 4 of my guests and myself included really liked everything about this recipe. I gave everyone a small loaf to take home with them. It was simple and delicious! - 29 Sep 2008
This bread was very tasty with a nice crust. It made delicious toast! Thanks. - 29 Sep 2008