I used a silicon spatula to combine the wet and dry ingredients. This made it less messy and easier to handle the dough. You can use a plastic spatula or scraper too.
Add the water a little at a time, to get the right consistency of the dough.
Use warm water only. This helps the yeast work its way. If the water is cold or at room temperature the yeast wont get activated and if too hot it will die.
I have used instant dry yeast, that can be directly added to the dough and mixed. But i find activating it a better method. If you are using active dry yeast , then you have to follow the steps, as it is.
If you are using active dry yeast and the mixture doesn't get frothy after 10-15 minutes , you will have to discard the mixture. The temperature of the water and the quality of yeast are a key in this step.
Handle the dough gently. Do not knead too hard.
You can double the ingredients and prepare a small loaf too. [ i plan to do that next time].
Cut and slice only once the bread is cooled completely.
I made this for my kids and so din't add anything spicy in the bread. You can add chilli flakes or other herbs and experiment.
Have fun baking