There is a quote in the book about fresh rye bread being better than cake. This author is on crack, right? Not so much! My kids devoured half the loaf in a sitting and had more with dinner! As soon as my toddler saw the loaf on the counter (the counter than also has cookies on it) she went bonkers asking for bread! Score! Now add that it's pretty healthy, super easy and way cheap? sold. Here are some pictures of the work of art in progress; I do apologize- had to use the camera phone, so lower resolution.