I had a terrible time getting the dough to rise, even after 2 hours. I have been making bread by hand for a long time, and rarely have I had this problem. My yeast is fresh- I make bread 4 times a week- I know that's not the cause. Even taking in consideration butter instead of oil, it should have doubled in bulk after two hours in a warm spot. Finally I kneaded in more yeast, and that gave it a little oomph to get working, but not nearly enough where I could say it was doubled in size. This leads to a dense loaf, which is okay, but not really what I desired. I wanted to like this recipe, I wanted it to work, but I just couldn't get it to do that. So I'm giving it two stars, I'm sorry.
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I had a terrible time getting the dough to rise, even after 2 hours. I have been making bread...