Richard is making "Crusty Soup Bread" from Scheele's Old World Breads (1997, page 17). He is working his way through this lovely cookbook, page by page, recipe by recipe. This is Bread Recipe Number #3, the 3rd he has tried.
I am not sure how long his intention of working through the cookbook recipe by recipe will last. That's quite an effort. Melanie and I support.
Bean Soup would be nice.