Yesterday I tried another recipe from Bernard Clayton's book that required warmed milk, but I think I got the milk too warm. I didn't check the temperature, went ahead and added it to the yeast mixture and I got NO RISE!!! I was SO mad at myself for wasting all that flour and yeast. AAAHHH!!! A hard lesson learned!!
Don't kill your yeast with too much heat! And it was kneaded so beautifully, too! I will try that recipe again, and we're out of bread, but I was too depressed to try again and today my car needs to be cleaned. And truthfully, I'm still recovering from the trauma. I should have taken a picture to show you.