This bread was delicious with a wonderful texture, but I am leaving comments without stars because it did have some issues. The cook time was a little unclear as to whether it was 2 or 2 1/2 hours as the crock pot started out cold I opted for the 2 1/2 hours. I made using 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour as I ran out of all-purpose flour. The next issue came when I removed the paper towels as they pulled the top crust off the bread, then I turned the bread out to find the bottom edges burnt beyond being edible. The middle and sides had great flavor and texture and we did enjoy nibbling on those parts. Thanks for the post.