Do not substitute any of the ingredients to achieve the best results. Do not leave out the vinegar or honey as it is needed to activate the soda or your bread won't rise. The recommended pan is a 7.5' X 3.5" Magic Line Loaf Pan, available at Amazon.com for a reasonable price. I bought two of the recommended pans, but they haven't arrived, yet. I used a small pyrex bread pan lined with parchment paper to try the recipe. I greased the pan and put in the parchment paper and greased that, too. Parchment paper helps to get the bread out of the pan. Do not use a regular size bread pan because your bread won't rise. A mini loaf pan is too small, this pan makes a small loaf bigger than a mini pan and smaller than a regular loaf pan.