For those who have said the loaf is too dense or didn't rise well, please make sure you are using fresh bread flour and active yeast (quick rise is preferred for this recipe) in warm, not hot water. Also knead the bread until elastic (about 8 minutes in a Kitchenaid or 10 by hand). When elastic, it will be glossy and the bubbles on the surface will stretch and break. Roll and shape the loaf tightly to eliminate a center air pocket. Let rise in a warm and moist, not hot area before baking. When done, cool on a rack. Finally, do not cut the loaf until cooled. This should give you a less dense texture. Continue experimenting - bread making is an art that changes daily due to moisture content in the air and flour. You learn it through trial and error. Enjoy! Kristin
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For those who have said the loaf is too dense or didn't rise well, please make sure you are...