This recipe is my favorite bread recipe, and makes a wonderful wheat bread. I adapted it from the Tassajara Bread Book, which is one of the best cookbooks ever to grace my kitchen.
3 cups lukewarm water
1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
1/3 cups honey
1 cup powdered milk (optional)
4 cups whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup oil
3 cups white flour (plus flour for kneading)
Combine Water, Honey and Yeast and let rest for 5 minutes. Add Powdered Milk (if using) and Whole Wheat Flour. Mix well and let rise 1 hour.
Fold in Salt and oil then gradually add the white flour. Knead the dough until elastic. Let rise for 1 hour. Punch down dough, and then let rise for 30 minutes. Divide dough in 2 and place into greased pans. Let loaves rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.