Um. This is nice bread, it really is. I made it by hand, with no problems, using just under 4 1/2 cups flour. The only problem was caused by me. I had very finely crumbled saffron, and used about 1/4 teaspoon, which was too much. My bread is violently yellow and a little bit more saffrony (for lack of a better word) than I'd prefer. Even so, it's fine toasted. I'm sure I can use this recipe and make wonderful bread in the future. Thank you for the recipe.