chillicamper wrote:The texture is OK - maybe a little bit more grainy that a loaf from the shops, but then I don't know what other stuff they put in the loaves to make them soft and fluffy. My instinct is that maybe it needs a bit more kneading?? It rises OK, but is not as 'bubbly' looking as shop bread.
Real bread has a denser texture than shop bread, because it's full of natural stuff not additives. That's what makes it so yummy too, sounds like you did a great job to me.