This is one of my favorite breads. It makes perfect toast, especially with nut butter and/or sliced bananas.
I think it turned out better this time than it ever has. Maybe practice makes perfect. It's a Cook's Illustrated recipe, but I have adapted it by adding 2 Tablespoons of vital wheat gluten. I've also found that the "right" sized pan helps, and that not all 9x5 loaf pans are 9x5. Go figure.