- Forum: Pastries & Baking
All you need for bread is flour, water, salt, and yeast. There's no need for any sugar, and certainly not for the huge amount of sugar you are using. I would get a basic dough working before adding a "improvers." You do need good yeast - have you proofed it? Put a little in some warm water, wait ten minutes, and see if it bubbles up. Dough will rise at low temperatures, just more slowly. That's not your problem.