With the weather finally cooling down hearty, stick to your rib food has become appealing and I love sourdough rye so I tried this. Not only does this slice beautifully, it is moist with a tender crumb. that really surprised me because of all the heavy dark rye flour. I decided to try this in the bread machine and it worked! Tthe only thing that was different was the top of the loaf was lumpy since this loaf was not shaped by hand which would have made asmoother appearance. But no matter, it still had the strong sour dough rye flavor that I love and except for the bread machine part I followed the directions exactly.