I have wanted to bake my own bread for years, but I just didn't have the knack for baking.
Adapted from the Milk Bread Recipe in the Joy of Cooking.
Combine in a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of a heavy duty mixer and let stand until the yeast is dissolved, about 5 minutes:
1 packet (2 1/4 tablespoons) active dry yeast
3 Tbs warm water (not too hot. Think baby bath water.)
1 cup milk (warm)
5 Tbs melted butter
3 Tbs raw sugar
1 tea sea salt
Mix on low speed for 1 minute. Gradually stir in:
2 cups white whole wheat or 'hard white' flour
Gradually add in until moist but not sticky:
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour
Kneed with a pastry hook for 5 minutes or more and transfer to a floured board and kneed for another 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with olive oil in it and turn it over so the well oiled side is on top. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth napkin or kitchen towel, and let rise for in a warm place until doubled in volume. About 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down dough, knead briefly and shape into clover rolls in a muffin tin and let rise until again doubled in size, covered with the damp cloth again (about another hour). (Clover rolls are three med sized balls of dough put together in a muffin cup.)
Cook at 375* for 20 minutes or until the top is nice and brown.
Spread with butter and drizzle with raw honey and enjoy.