Half-Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Half-Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

My first of hopefully many recipe posts. I plan on using this blog to act as a digital recipe book. I have a tendency to test out changes in recipes and never write down how I liked those modifications. I hope to write down recipe tweak ideas and how well they turn out when cooked. Now, onto my Half-Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread Recipe.

Creates Two Loafs


  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour
  • ~4 cups of white flour
  • 4 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
    • Alternatively, use 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  1. Heat the butter (.5c) on the stove until fully melted, then add the milk (2c). Let the milk heat up some more to get a faster rising loaf. Leaving it cool will likely provide more flavor.
  2. Add the butter, milk, honey (1/2c) in a bowl together. Add the whole wheat (3c) to a mixing bowl. Mix together the ingredients and let the whole wheat sit for 20-30 minutes. This step will make kneeding the dough easier later.
  3. Add the yeast (4tsp), and salt (2.5tsp) on opposite sides of the mixing bowl. Mix together the rest of the white flour (~4c). Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Once the dough stays together as a single peice, take out and kneed on a work surface.
  4. Lightly oil a bowl and let the dough rise until double in size. This usually takes between 1-2 hours. Make sure to cover the bowl so the dough does not dry out.
  5. Take the dough out of the bowl and separate into two halves. Shape into logs and put into greased bread pans. Heat the oven to 375F and let the dough rise until roughly one inch above the rim of the bread pan.
  6. Place into the oven and let cook for around 40 minutes.