This was a great bread. I didn't use a loaf pan, just made a giant boule. It rose a lot in the oven, and made a big, cubic foot sized loaf. I should have made sure I let it rise significantly longer as a loaf before throwing it in the oven - my shape got a little funky. But it had a nice soft but sturdy crumb that was perfect for beer cheese.
I could hardly wait to tear into this - and I did not. This made one loaf pan and one free-form round loaf for me. I put all the ingredients in the bread machine. It looked a bit dry to start, but I let it go, and it turned out into a lovely dough. I think I would add a bit more salt next time - perhaps another 1/2 or 3/4 tsp. Also, I mixed it up in the morning and put it into the fridge until the evening. For that reason I put in only half the yeast. Worked out perfectly.
I absolutely loved this bread. I am german and this reminds me of the bread we had at home. It has a nice consistency. 500 g of flour seemed to be a little too much. The dough was kind of dry and I had to add a little more milk. This is great!