96 Reviews

Crispy crust, light but chewy. This is great bread! I didn't spray the oven, but did put a dish of water in the oven with the bread to create some steam. I will be making this bread again!

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Lt. Amy February 24, 2010

FANTASTIC!! I have tried several wheat Italian breads and have never been satisfied. I grind my own wheat and used hard white wheat berries for this recipe and was vary happy with consistency and taste. I would have liked my crust to be crunchier so next time I will use egg whites instead of water to coat the top. This recipe is a keeper!!

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Provl8dy in training March 13, 2009

Great recipe! I only used 1 cup of white flour and the rest wheat. I was so busy with my son that I forgot to let it rise a second time, lol. Even though it did not rise again (which would have made the loaves larger) it did not change the wonderful taste and texture.

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MrsScarlettOhara January 12, 2009

Beautiful and delicious. I also used the dough cycle on my bread machine; makes homemade bread almost effortless! I agree-the best wheat bread I've made. My teenagers were suspicous of the "wheaty" look, but also loved this bread.

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Pattie2 February 13, 2004

The best wheat bread I have made. I used the dough cycle and baked as one large loaf. A must try.

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ratherbebaking January 08, 2004

Oh my goodness! This bread is so incredibly delicious! It has a wonderful slightly sweet flavour and a lovely appearance. I baked as directed in 2 loaves. One loaf is the perfect size for 2 people and I froze the other loaf for later. I made the dough in my bread machine also. This went perfectly with Healthy pumpkin soup #22047. I will use this recipe many more times!

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dale! September 09, 2003

Fantastic recipe. I used 1 cup of all purpose and 2 cups of whole wheat. I also used kitchen scissors to make the diagonal slashes on the bread. Worked perfectly.

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marygio_11665112 January 13, 2014

I'm afraid this just didn't work for me, The bread came out very dense. I could have fixed this on the next loaf, but the flavor was just lacking, so I won't bother making this again.

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FlyingCook July 31, 2012

Very good bread. Mine came out of the ABM rather sticky, so the two loaves I made were not so beautiful. However, looks aside, the bread was very tasty. Made it with Curly's Beer Cheese Soup for a filling meal.

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Souppe du Jour November 13, 2011

We all love it. I rolled the dough into sub size pieces and baked, to use for sandwiches. Great toasted too!

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FriendlyChefy May 05, 2011
Crusty Whole Wheat Italian Bread