So this is my second time making bread with this recipe: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2007/11/04/homemade-bread-cheap-delicious-healthy-and-easier-than-you-think/ The first time I made bread with this recipe it turned out well after two tries. Anyway, today I was making bread with this recipe and I did everthing I was suppose to do. The back of the yeast packet says, "Add 1/4 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of sugar" which I did. I ended up mixing all of the ingredients in a bowl (as the recipe says to do) and before I added the flour I started mixing the ingredients together and I noticed little clumps in it (almost like butter...) So I continued mixing and squished as many clumps as I could then I added the flower. It became VERY crumby and so I added a little bit of water. It worked and allowed me to continue. I continued making it and started to notice that it wasn't rising as I remembered my first batch rising. I still continued and when I took it out of the oven it didn't rise much at all! It came out pretty small/bad. Do you guys know where I could have gone wrong?