Originally Posted by Dan peterson
What do I need to do to make whole wheat bread not so heavy and dense. I have the taste down but it feels like a bowling ball. The recipe called for 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup white flour.
Odds are that you are not kneading it enough. Whole wheat bread needs a minimum of 20 minutes to achieve the texture I'm pretty sure you are looking for. Try the same recipe, just knead it longer.
(FWIW, I had the same problem when I first started baking bread with mostly/all whole wheat flour, as opposed to "regular" bread flour.)