Here's my second attempt at baking homemade bread:
This time I got the height, but the top caved in. And I'm not wild about this round shape, either, though that's due entirely to the shape of the bread machine.
After cutting off the roof collapse, I had some decent bread remaining. This could work!
With some butter and Belfry Bees Honey, this actually tasted pretty good. There is room for improvement, though. Like getting rid of that round shape--it's really weirding me out!
I'm not giving up though. After this attempt, I decided to get serious. Really, really serious. As in, "I went to Sam's Club and bought a 25 pound bag of bread flour" serious.
I am not kidding around about this homemade bread stuff. I will make delicious homemade bread for my family, so help me Martha.