Since reading the Bread Baker's Apprentice, I've changed the way I bake bread. Rather than adding the ingredients in the order listed, I started with the water & yeast and added a few cups of flour, mixing until smooth (starting to work the gluten). Then I added the eggs, oil, sugar, salt, and the (not so) secret ingredient - a dash of curry. I spent plenty of time letting Betty mix it all up. Then put it in an oil coated bowl.
I let it rise in the fridge over night then let it warm up on the counter for about an hour.
It's fair to say that it more than doubled. I also depart from the directions that say to "punch down the dough"... there's no real need. I divide the dough in half (which degases it), let it rest for a few minutes then divide one of the halves into thirds. I rolled that half into ropes & braided it.
I may have made the ropes a bit too long. The braid wouldn't fit on the pizza stone! I let it rise for another hour & a half, then gave it an egg wash & sprinkled with sesame seeds before baking.
I actually gave this loaf away, but with the other dough I made just a regular loaf. It's a very yummy sandwich bread!