1 1/4 cup of warm water (90-100F)
1/4 cup honey
2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour approx. (hard red, hard white or any combination)
1/4 cup wheat gluten
1 tsp salt
2T non instant powdered milk (only have instant? then you need to double the amount)
1 T butter (softened or even melted)
1T white vinegar
1/4 cup potato flakes ( NOT pearls)
Add water, yeast, honey, 2 cups of whole wheat flour (to start), wheat gluten,salt, powdered milk, butter, vinegar, and potato flakes.
Mix on low until combined- slowly add flour
With flour on your finger touch your dough and very little should stick to you. That's when you know you have the right amount of flour in your dough.
Mix on speed two(if you have a bosch) for 8-10 minutes. The dough will clean the side of your bowl during this time, so clean up is super simple.
Take your fingertips and roll the dough under while turning in a circle. Then when it gets all "ugly" on top, spank it! That will smooth out the top and help get air bubbles out. (helps ease tension too :)
For a soft and light crust- bake the bread for 10 minutes then take it out and cover with aluminum foil.
Shiny side up please- then place back in the oven for another 15 minutes.
Your finished loaf with be golden brown and delicious. If you prefer a darker top on your bread then don't cover it- or cover it later than 10 minutes. Promptly remove your bread from the pan to cool on a rack.
Slice and enjoy!!!