Bread woes…

Bread woes…

So, I tried to bake my first loaf of bread and it has been disastrous. I used this recipe. I thought a batter bread might be an easier first bread to make than a kneaded bread. And, I had most of the ingredients already; I only had to buy yeast and eggs. But, my bread refuses to rise! It started in a warm kitchen (I was baking cookies for my church) and then, on the advice of my boyfriend, I cooled the oven down and set the bread in there. It has risen some, but it's been nearly 3 hours since I began this process. Have I failed? What did I do wrong? Should I continue to let it rise in the oven until it reaches the pan lip and then bake it, or is it a lost cause? I tested it and it was very light, but it still isn't rising very much. I was really looking forward to homemade bread.
Garden Photos!

Garden Photos!

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IDing mystery plants?

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It’s cold, so cold. Well, for North Carolina anyway.

plant id

plant id

life is a garden – dig it.

life is a garden – dig it.

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