Help with whole grain sandwich bread?
I've done a search and have found some candidate recipes to play with, but I'm posting in case anyone can point me to what I am looking for.
My husband and kids like soft sandwich bread, and would eat Wonder Bread if I allowed it in the house (ick). That said, they will eat home baked breads, as long as they stay soft, and will also eat grains with whole grains, although 100% whole grain breads usually don't get finished. I work during the week and hubby stays home with the kids, and he has agreed to bake bread if we can come up with a dough that we can keep in the fridge, similar to the "Artisan in 5 min a day" breads.
So my ultimate goal is to find a recipe I can mix up over the weekend and throw in the fridge for him to bake up as needed during the week. I would like to have a substantial amount of whole grain in the bread, but a blend with some white bread flour is OK - it will still be better than the stuff from the store that my husband will inevitably pick up otherwise. I have a grain mill and a flaker, and I currently have a good supply of oats, Harvest Gold hard wheat berries, Kamut, as well as KASL and KAAP flours. Everyone seems to like the flavor of the Harvest Gold and Kamut better than other WW flours I have tried. I assume, in order to keep the bread soft, I will need to make some sort of an enriched dough, probably with both honey and either oil or butter.
If anyone has any suggestions for a recipe I can use as a starting point, it would be greatly appreciated. I'd love to find something as close to the final result that I am going for - the less tweaking I have to do to get it right, the more likely I am to get them to accept the idea of eating home baked bread on a regular basis.