…but I made the best bread I've ever made. Tip I picked up from Cook's Illustrated – use honey, rather than sugar, to proof the yeast. Also, here's what else seems to work for bread: total neglect! Let it rise not only multiple times, but for more than an hour while you're out at the farmers market. The yeast gets Thanksgiving bloated and eats a bit more, but just stops after it has had its full.