4 Cups Whole Wheat flour
3 to 3 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
4 Teaspoons salt
2 Packages active dry yeast
3/4 Cup milk
1/3 Cup butter
1/3 Cup molasses
In large bowl combine 2 cups whole wheat flour, 1 cup all purpose flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. In medium saucepan over low heat, heat 1 1/2 cups water, milk, butter and molasses until warm. (120 to 130 degrees) With mixer at low speed, gradually pour liquid into dry ingredients. Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Beat in 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup all purpose flour, continue beating 2 minutes. With spoon stir in 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour to make soft dough. Turn out on floured board and knead 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl and let raise until double. Punch down and make into 2 loaves. Let raise until double bake at 350 to 375 degrees for 35 minutes.
Tip: Mom doubles butter, and molasses and uses 3 packages yeast. She also uses more whole wheat flour than white flour.
This is a good soft dough recipe that can easily be made into a variety of shapes including cloverleaf rolls and crescent rolls. We've even use for cinnamon roll dough as well. It is an easy recipe to make, and very good.