|Mise en place|
It mixed a bit like a cake batter: all the liquid ingredients and sugar went in first, and then the flour. The paddle attachment was up to just above its neck in ingredients, but pushed on through for the first two minutes of mixing. I ended up with a coarse, shaggy dough that I let rest for five minutes.. The directions suggested stirring the dough for another four minutes after the first rest, so I got a heavy plastic spoon ready and got to work.
The big choice is: do I give it the traditional braid, or do I just plop it into loaf pans? Go big or go home.