I made homemade yeast bread for the first time ever and it was AWESOME! I used the recipe for White Sandwich Bread from Joy of Cooking, although I did the whole wheat version. And I decided to half the recipe because I only have one loaf pan. BUT, I forgot to half the 1 cup of warm water, so when I was mixing in the flour I was like, "WHAT IS GOING ON THIS ISN'T RIGHT!" and then I realized my mistake, and just kept adding flour til the dough was not soo sticky.
Even though I made that huge mistake it turned out amazing. I was worried since I had halved everything else, especially the yeast, that it wasn't going to rise properly, but it did. Now I want to make bread all the time! I recommend trying it. It does take a long time, what with the 3 hours your bread has to rise, but it is totally worth it!