I have had this recipe for at least 10 years, it was given to my by my mom after i got married but i just started making this about a year ago when i got pregnant with my second child and only wanted fresh homemade baked bread.. this bread is awesome. I make at least 4 loaves a week for my family. It is the simplest bread recipe i have and the tastiest . 1 loaf is usually gone hours after it comes out of the oven. Now here is the thing I am NOT avid baker, if its too complicated i screw it up, so this recipe in my book is fool proof..... If you make it and it doesn't come out.. you did something out of order ,... it is not the recipe.... follow the mixing directions exactly.. good baking and enjoy..