1st loaf not so good.
I made my first 2 loaves using the following recipe.
6-7 cups bread flour, 2 tbs sugar, 3-1/2 tsp salt, 3 pkgs active dry yeast, 1/4 cup butter softened, 2 cups warm water ( 120-130) deg F.
They said to mix most of the flour, sugar,salt, yeast and butter, gradually add water and mix. Start adding 1/2 cup flour at a time till dough clings to hook and cleans sides, continue on same speed and kneed for another 2 min.
I was supposed to cover with plastic wrap and a towel for 20 min but missed this step, may have been my short coming but I don't know the real ins and outs of bread making yet.
I divided dough into 2 sections, rolled to 9 x14 section then rolled up tight and pinched ends and edge. placed in loaf pan, brushed with oil and loosely wrapped. It said to fridge for 2-12 hours.
I took them out about 10 hours after I let them rest in there.
I took out and rested for about 10 min to get to temp. I then put in the oven for 40min at 400 deg f.
I removed from pans and set on cooling rack.
Now on to what I feel is not right. The bread never got a golden brown color, the center is very heavy texture not a soft feel, and the crust is very firm.