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comment by WanderingEng
WanderingEng  ·  136 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 16, 2020

I'm 100% sure my water was too cool the first time. The second time I stuck a food thermometer in it, and where I started was like 85 degrees. 100 degrees was a lot warmer than my finger expected. Considering how well the dough rose the second time, I have no doubt I proofed it right!

I'll remember that about salt. Your recipe and the other one I tried started the same way: warm water, sugar, yeast, and wait for it to get foamy (5-8 minutes).