Followup: the taste is good, but it is still a bit underdone. The book calls for a baking time of 30 minutes, but it also warns you that the heat of different ovens can vary from what the temperature reads. I think I will have to check my oven to insure that when I set it at 450, it really is 450 degrees. Also, I think I need to let the bread get darker than this. Still, great start!