It works, well, sorta.
I did it day before yesterday, using the 1 T instant yeast with 3 C flour, but I also added 1 t salt as I don't care for unsalted bread, used a can of warmed Blueberry soda pop made from can sugar, can't remember that brand.
Did it as an experiment as I wasn't sure why it 'would' work.
Olive oiled my hands and did do about 15 kneads on the marble counter.
Set it in a large pyrexware oiled bowl, put cling on top and let it rise for 2 1/2 hours.
400° oven for 30 minutes, very good indeed splattered with lots of butter.
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