My mom recently treated my boyfriend and I to a bread baking class. It was relatively basic and I definitely didn't take enough notes (and my memory isn't what it used to be).
We tried to make some bread two weeks ago which turned out...okay. It actually tasted pretty good, but it was a pretty pasty little loaf and it didn't rise nearly as much as I was expecting. I'm not sure if it was the yeast or because the water was too cold...but either way, I know I need to do a little more reading. I also need to try following some of the recipes here on ChefTalk. :-)
I found a thread from 2001 on ChefTalk with a couple of recommendations, but I thought perhaps I'd ask again given that it's 2011 now.
Any recommendations for a very novice bread baker?