The Bread

Homemade Sandwich Bread

2 1/2 cups barely warm water

1/3 cup potato flakes

2 Tb yeast

1/4 plus 1/8 cup oil (3/8 cup)

1/4 plus 1/8 cup honey (3/8 cup)

2 tsp salt

1 egg

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

3 cups whole wheat flourĀ  (you can use all-white or all-wheat also)

2 Tb dough enhancer

2 Tb wheat gluten

(the enhancer and gluten may be a little pricey, but they will last you a LONG time)

Add the yeast and potato flakes to the water to soften.

Add all of the other ingredients and mix well. Add up to a cup more flour if your dough is too sticky.

Knead for 10 minutes. (If you have a mixer with a bread hook, you are lucky! If not, I know this is a long time to knead, but it's worth it) Divide into 2 loaves, place in well-greased loaf pans, coat generously with oil/cooking spray, let rise 15 minutes.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, rotating loaves halfway through. Remove from oven and butter the crust with a stick of butter- it will melt on contact!

Let cool at least 10 minutes before slicing!