Thanks for the post. I've tried both approaches to the threads (one vs breaking things up). The one thread approach didn't work as well as I would have liked although I got some good information. When you have as many questions as I do it seems people will sooner than later give up reading a long thread unless it is pretty specific.
My intent was to ask questions about baking in general using a CR recipe as the base that would help me both improve the recipe and educate me (and hopefully others) on the basics. My learning style tends to want to make isolated changes to the recipe or technique and then observe the results. BTW, I thought I attached the recipe, including annotation from what I learn hear, to my last post here.
In this particular thread I was isolating the kneading process and how it contributed (or hurt) the outcome. In others I will end up asking questions like how the depth of the pan, or the fat content of the milk, or the length of the rise, or, or, or, have an effect on the outcome.