Nothing is better than hot bread right out of the oven, and this recipe is simple enough that I used it to teach a bread baking class for 12 and 13 year old girls, and they were all successful! *COOKS NOTE: I mix the dough w/ my kitchen-aid 600 mixer with the wire whip until the dough is too thick, and then I switch to the dough hook to add the remaining flour. When I'm finished adding the flour, and the dough is well mixed, I knead additionally by hand till dough is smooth. When kneading by hand, I use salad oil on my hands so that I don't use any more flour than necessary. The dough should NOT be stiff...it should be a rather soft dough. If you don't have a powerful mixer, then the instructions below work just fine.