Whole Wheat Bread Texture
I have a Zojirushi mini breadmaker which makes 1 lb loaves. I have had great succes with various white bread (bread flour) recipes. I am in need of a whole wheat bread recipe that produces a loaf that is soft and light with "holes" like some loaves made with breadflour. I have produced loaves that are soft but still dense. Ingredients have included honey and vital wheat gluten, potato flakes, milk, and eggs --in different recipes. Will I be able to achieve that kind of result with this machine? I understand that the use of whole wheat flour makes the bread dense. Since this machine does not have a whole wheat cycle and you cannot pause or make any adjustment to the cycles, would I need to just mix the dough in the machine, take it out and let it rise, and then bake it in the oven? I think that increasing the rising time might help. However, before I try this, I'd like to hear from the experience of others. Does anyone have a recipe/method that produces the result that I am looking for? I'd appreciate any advice you could provide.