I am trying to make this recipe now! We'll see how it comes out. :) This is my first try at making bread ever, so I haven't set my hopes too high. He likes Sunbeam brand bread...it's pretty soft and fluffy, so I'll try letting it rise longer like you said. Thanks!
It's denser than the generic Publix white bread or Wonderbread, but you can let it rise longer during the final rising (about 20 minutes longer) to accommodate for that and make it more fluffy. I usually use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose, so it tends to be coarser and more filling. Unfortunately, baking is much more complex and precise than it seems, so you will probably not make perfect bread immediately. There were six attempted loaves that were consumed by the garbage can before I made something humans could eat. It will take patience and practice to create the perfect bread, but this recipe is a good start, provided you have a thermometer.
What sort of brand or type of bread does he like? It just so happens that I checked out several baking books from the library and I'd love to give some of the recipes a try. Then I can pass on the info to you. :)
How does this bread compare to store bought bread, as far as fluffiness and stuff (or a brand)? (I know it\'s got to be waaay better.) I really want to try and make this, but I have a very picky boy and I don\'t want to be eating it by myself :(