I have been searching for years for the "perfect" recipe for whole wheat bread. I have tried and tried and tried MANY different recipes and used my poor family as guinea pigs. My husband likes a nice light bread for his sandwich, not the dense, heavy stuff that I kept putting out. Well, last May I held a home school Mom's retreat and a lady was invited by one of our local home school Mom's. This lady, Trisha, knows how to make GREAT homemade whole wheat bread. I begged for the recipe and she was gracious enough to share it with me. I was so hesitant when I made it for the first time. I had had so many promises from other women and their recipes, and they had all been failures for me. So when I made Trisha's bread the first time and the dough raised double in less than 20 minutes, I was floored (most of the time it takes a minimum of 60-120 minutes for it to raise the first time). I then shaped them into loaves and let them raise the second time, this time it only took 8 minutes (again, it usually takes at least 30-60 minutes the second time around). I then put them in the oven and they continued raising a little more. When it was finished baking I had two beautiful loaves of bread. But I was still skeptical; until my husband tasted it and approved, I would not be satisfied. So I gave him some that evening and he REALLY liked it. I was ecstatic. I have since made it into hamburger buns and adapted my pizza dough recipe also. Thank you, Trisha, you have saved me from a life long failure of making bread. We now really enjoy our bread, buns and pizza crust.