At one time I baked quite a bit of bread, but circumstances made it more trouble than it was worth for a few years. I recently rededicated myself to bread making and this is the first recipe I tried. My yeast was almost 5 years old, but I proofed it and it seemed workable. I made only a couple of small changes, using 3 cups of WW flour and about 4 cups of AP, and I used about one half cup of honey. I put it in a warm oven to rise and it took over two hours to double in bulk. Was it the old yeast or the extra WW flour, I don't know. The second rise was also slow, over an hour. I baked the loaves about 30 minutes and they turned out beautifully and oh, so tasty. BTW, my KA mixer handled the kneading with no problem, about 7 minutes on speed 2. For my first bread effort in years, I couldn't be happier. Next time, I will make some small changes to personalize the bread, but this is an excellent basic recipe.
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At one time I baked quite a bit of bread, but circumstances made it more trouble than it was...