Superb!! I made this to learn the basics of bread making while going through "the bread bible" by beranbaum. I completed 2 rises and not 3 to save time. The starter approach here rocks and I learned a great deal baking this bread. The bread just cooled and my son seemed disappointed that it was not warm, HOWEVER, after tasting it, his 3 teen friends decended on the loaves and let the crumbs fly. Very buttery, very delicious.