Yesterday I attended two baking demonstrations by King Arthur Flour. Both demonstrations were wonderful and I learned a lot!!
I just wanted to pass along a few links from their website that would help most any baker!
*If using some whole grain flour, mix it with the warm water, sugar, yeast, butter and salt, cover with plastic and set aside to rest for about 30 minutes. This method will soften the bran and liven up the yeast. After the rest, add the remaining all purpose flour less 1/2 cup and follow the remaining steps.