I baked some bread today using this recipe, substituting agave for the honey, and leaving off the egg wash. My friend has made it for me and it tastes fantastic. Unfortunately, my loaves turned out a little on the dense side and didn't rise enough. They are still edible but not what I expected:( I guess I shouldn't be too hard on myself since it was my first try, AND I pretty much expected failure because I had to leave for a few hours in between. I did my own trouble shooting and that fit the bill, I left it out of the oven to rise too long (duh), and so the yeast just grew too tired. I hope Athena will like the taste of it because she was really looking forward to eating fresh bread like Natalie gave us. I'll post the picture so you can see my sorry loaves later on.
**Here are my bricks, I mean loaves of bread:)