Lighter whole grain bread?
I am looking for a way to lighten up a loaf of whole grain bread made with freshly ground wheat. Currently I use... 5-6 cups of flour, I start with 5 and work my way up until the dough feels right 1 tb of salt 1/3 cup oil 1/3 cup honey 1 TB yeast proofed with 1 cup of warm water an additional cup of warm water. This makes a great roll, but when I tried to make a loaf it is just too heavy and does not make a good bread for slicing. I am looking for something a little lighter like the texture closer to a comercial loaf of bread or that of the honey wheat bread served at steakhouses like outback or lonestar. I would prefer to stick to only my fresh ground whole grain (currently hard white wheat, hard red is available locally also) Any help?
BTW, I am not a baker and I have very little experience in the baking department, I just love fresh baked bread and there only seems one way to get it, Make it yourself.