Today, excited by my recent acquisition of Elizabeth David's English Bread and Yeast Cookery, I decided to make a nice loaf of bread. I used her recipe for 'a basic loaf'. It turned out wonderfully! Thayer thinks it's the best basic loaf we've ever made. It's light and has a nice and rich flavor to it, considering that it's just flour, water, and yeast. My shaping leaves a little something to be desired, but otherwise... mmmm.