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    Whole Wheat French Bread

    Whole Wheat French Bread. Photo by Simply Chris

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    3 hrs 30 mins

    3 hrs

    30 mins

    Marg (CaymanDesigns)'s Note:

    The original recipe used all white flour but we have found we prefer the half and half. It is a good bread to serve with soups and spaghetti. Preparation includes rise time.

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    Serves: 12



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Dissolve yeast in water, I add a pinch of sugar, and let rest about 5 minutes or until it begins to foam.
    2. 2
      Stir in salt, oil and half of flour.
    3. 3
      Gradually add remaining flour, mixing well.
    4. 4
      Knead 8-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
    5. 5
      Place in greased bowl and let rise until double (1/2-1 hour) Punch down and let rise again until double.
    6. 6
      Punch down and divide into 1-4 pieces, depending on the size loaves desired.
    7. 7
      Roll into an oblong shape and then roll up, starting on long side; pinch to seal, forming long thin loaves.
    8. 8
      Place on greased cookie sheet.
    9. 9
      Slash top of dough with knife 3-5 times diagonally down each loaf.
    10. 10
      Brush with water and let raise till double again (about 1 hour).
    11. 11
      Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes.
    12. 12
      Use within one day or double wrap and freeze.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 03, 2011

      Great! I am also going to try it with 3 cups WW to 1 cup Bread flour and see how that goes. Try it!

      Make sure to not cook it for the full 30 minutes. Even when I made the whole amount of dough the first time, it was done in 25 minutes. I just did half the dough and it was done in 20.

      Oh, and my kids LOVE it. They are 3 and 2.

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    • on January 06, 2012


      Made this yesterday and it was delicious! The only thing is that I used all whole wheat flour. Best eaten fresh out of the oven. I'm making it again today. This time I will substitute the oil with butter to help cut on the calories.

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    • on September 26, 2011


      Loved this recipe--I'd been looking for a whole wheat bread recipe to go along with spaghetti night, and now have found it!The kids love it! Used the leftovers for french toast the next day--yum!

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    Nutritional Facts for Whole Wheat French Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (75 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 176.9
    Calories from Fat 37
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 292.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 5.2 g

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