Our sponge has sat for 5 hours now.
On top of this you will want to add all but 2 cups of the bread flour, and all the remaining ingredients. Use a wooden spoon to mix and build up the gluten, 5 minutes.
Work in the remaining flour before turning out onto a floured surface. Dough will be sticky, but here is where most people make their mistakes, do not add any more then 1/4 cup of extra flour, and do not kneed bread longer than required. As I said it will be sticky, just pat your hands in the 1/4 cup flour as needed. The dough will become silky after a few minutes. Knead your bread for a total of 5 minutes, before placing into a lightly greased bowl, cover and allow to triple in size, 2 hours.
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