This is my go-to bread recipe. The loaves always turn out moist and beautiful.
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP yeast
Combine above ingredients in bowl and set aside
Scald 2 cups of milk (I do this by microwaving about 3-4 minutes in a large glass measuring cup). Let milk cool.
In large bowl, combine (I use my Kitchen-Aid):
3/4 cup honey
1/2 TBSP salt
1/4 cup oil
Add yeast mixture to mixing bowl, then scalded milk.
Add 2 cups wheat flour and combine well. Now add white flour 1/2 cup at a time until you get the desired consistency. My bread usually takes about 5 total cups. Mix well.
Grease a large bowl and turn dough into it. Cover with towel and let rise until doubled. Grease 2 bread loaf pans. Punch down dough and split into two loaves. Let rise in pans until doubled. Cook at 325 for 25-30 minutes.