3 cups of bread flour
3 cups of wheat flour
2 tbsp. milk powder
3 tsp. salt
Mix above ingredients, put to one side,
In mixer(use dough hooks);
2 cups plus 4 tbsp. warm water(about 100 degrees)
2 tblsp. sugar
5 tblsp. yeast
2 tblsp. softened butter(add after yeast)
When yeast starts to foam, add 1 cup of flour mixture at a time on low speed, scrape down sides.
When dough forms a ball, place in large, oiled bowl, cover and hold in draft free and warm area until dough rises to double original size.
Flour hands and punch down, divide into 2 loaves, kneading lightly and shaping. Place in greased loaf pans, cover and let rise again.
Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown and the loaves sound hollow when tapped.
Remove from pans onto racks, let sit for at least 20 minutes before slicing.
I have found that 1 bag of bread flour costs the same as 1 1/2 loaves of bread, at 5#'s, that is several loaves. And you can freeze 1 loaf for later in the week.
Next thing you know, I'll be putting the dry ingredients together in ziplock bags for quick baking! LOL!