I use to make a lot of bread many years ago. These days I don't make bread very often. I don't use loaf pans anymore I just throw the dough in the center of a pizza pan and let it rise, then bake it in the oven. I always wipe my bread with melted butter it sure does taste good like that. I don't grow my own wheat but one time I bought a 50 lb bags of wheat at a farm supply store for $25 to make bread flour. I like to make bread with malted barley, malted wheat, and or oatmeal it gives the bread a very good flavor. If you replace the water with milk you get a softer bread. Replace the water with milk and 1 egg the bread is even softer. I like to make tough thick crust bread, you put a cast iron Dutch oven or 6" deep 10" cast iron skillet in the 400 degree oven while the dough rises then dump the dough in the smoking hot cast iron pot and bake it for 30 minutes, cover it with plenty of melted butter. I once had a bread making book that showed how breads all over the world are made.