This is my favorite whole wheat bread recipe so far! It uses basic ingredients, but results in a high rising loaf that slices wonderfully for sandwiches. You will impress your fans with this homemade bread. :)
Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread (Bread Machine) Recipe
recipe adapted from The Big Book of Bread Machine Recipes by Donna Rathmell German
3/4 cup water
3 Tbsp butter or margarine
2 Tbs sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp yeast
Add ingredients to the bread machine bowl in the order listed (or as directed by the machine manual.) Select the whole wheat, sweet, or basic cycle OR choose the "dough" cycle (my favorite.)*
*If selecting the dough cycle, once the cycle is complete, lightly flour a clean surface. Turn the dough onto the counter and roll or press into a large rectangle (approximately 15 inches by 9 inches). Begin rolling the dough up along the length of the rectangle, pinching the dough together after each roll. Make the final pinch of the loaf and transfer to a loaf pan to rise for 30-60 minutes, until two inches above the edge of the pan.
Bake at 425 for 20 minutes or until golden and hollow sounding when tapped. Let cool completely before slicing.