3 1/2 cups bread flour
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 Tablespoons dry yeast
1 Tbs salt
1 cup milk (I used whole milk, but 2% will work)
1 cup water
1/2 cup honey
3 Tbs vegetable oil
Combine 1 cup of bread flour, all of the whole wheat flour, the yeast, and the salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
In a saucepan, heat the milk, honey, water, and vegetable oil until the temp is between 125-130 degrees.
Turn it out and continue kneading the rest of the flour into the dough. Knead for about 6 minutes until all the flour is incorporated and you have a smooth dough.
Place the dough ball into a large greased bowl, turn to grease both sides of the dough, cover with plastic wrap, and place the bowl in a cold oven with the oven light on. Let rise until double in size, about 1 hour.
Once it's doubled in size, turn it out on a lightly floured surface and cut the ball in half (do not knead the dough after it's risen).
Roll each half into a large rectangle, and fold the dough rectangle like you would a letter going into an envelope, pressing dough seams to seal. Tuck in the edges and put seam side down into greased loaf pans. Oh and that's Marie, she's saying "Yo!"
Cover with plastic wrap and put back into the cold oven and let rise until double in size. About 30 minutes. Once they double in size, remove from the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 25-35 minutes until they are golden brown and sound hollow when you tap them.
Once they are done, take a chunk (2 tbls) of butter and rub over the top of the loaves. Be generous. This will give you a soft sandwich bread like crust.
Turn out of the pans and allow to cool completely before slicing. This bread freezes well, just wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze, allow to thaw to room temp when you are ready! Yum!