I don't think I've shared this recipe with the world at large yet. And I can't imagine why, because we LOVE this bread. I think I got the original recipe from my mom, but I've tweaked it since then to make it my own.
Whole Wheat Bread (2 lb loaf)
1 2/3 cup water (about 2-4T of this can be replaced with milk, if you like)
1 cup wheat bran
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cup white bread flour
2 t. salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 T. butter
2 t. yeast
Place all ingredients in a bread machine and set on the whole wheat cycle. In about four hours, voila! Fresh bread!
I am so glad that I have a bread machine. It saves money, saves time, and provides an awful lot of enjoyment! My first one was a gift from my parents, but the one I'm using now was a $5 thrift store find! So if you don't have one, keep your eyes open at second hand shops because they do turn up there sometimes.