Help Making My Wheat Bread Rise
So I am new to baking bread, just took a day class on how to do it. Ive been trying to perfect the honey wheat sandwich loaf and I am running into a few problems. The biggest issue is I cant get the bread to rise fully, so my loaves are smaller then I would like. I cant figure out what is causing it. I have substituted almond milk instead of regular dairy and was wondering if that would do it. Ive also been wondering about the temperature in my house which is 72-74 degrees and wondering if its too cold. How long can I let the bread rise for without over proving it ? I've only been letting it rise for an hour each time. The only other change I am making is I am using white bread flour in combination with wheat flour instead of all purpose flour. But I am not sure that would cause the problem. And the last reason I can think of is that I am over working the bread when kneeding it by hand. Any ideas ?