My family has a real love affair going with this one. So far, the loaf has not survived to see room temperature--we scarf the whole thing while it's still warm. It would be great for toast or sandwiches....but so far it hasn't made it long enough to see those iterations. It's a dense loaf, but not heavy, and has a certain natural sweetness and toothiness to it that is really seductive. Prep time includes time for rising.