I am trying to get back into baking my own bread, but I need help!
We were getting bread free from a giveaway thing at church, but that's sort of petered out and now we're back to buying bread -- and it is expensive! DH loves sandwiches and toast, and both kids will eat 2-3 pieces of bread at a meal. Me, too. We can easily go through a full loaf of bread in a day. We can't afford it, esp. because we buy the good stuff.
So, I'm trying to start baking bread again, but I'm discovering the same problem I've always had with bread -- I just cannot get it right. It's always hard as a rock, or too bland, or falls apart in crumbles when I cut it, or the crust is so crunchy you'll break your teeth, or it's too soft and you can't spread butter on it, or or or. I think the trouble is largely that I don't have a good bread recipe that will work for whole-wheat flour that might incorporate some other whole grains, too.
Anybody have a great bread recipe that they're willing to share??? TIA!!