18 Reviews

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.

2 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
djpete February 03, 2011

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.

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
coljam21 January 06, 2012

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!

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
kellib626 September 26, 2011

This is so simple - it tastes purely of wheat, especially good whole wheat. Mine turned out tasty, but perhaps could have been more tender. I have made bread before, but am still getting the hang of it. Was my water the right temperature? Should my pinch of sugar have been bigger? These are the things I still haven't learned to intuit.

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Nose January 06, 2008

really perfect! we loved the texture. crispy outside, chewy inside. thank you very much! we'll make this often!

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Victoria in Fort Wayne May 06, 2007

Really good crusty loaves of french bread. Followed the directions exactly, except at the end I sprinkled a mix of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and dried onion on the top. Made two nice sized loaves and they were really good! Thanks for posting.

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Simply Chris August 04, 2005

Yum! We loved this bread. I made 2 loaves and Simply Chris' suggestion to put a mix of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds on top plus I added a little granulated garlic and some salt. This was a nice crusty, hearty bread and it went well with soup. I will definitely be making it again.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Laura Zimmerman June 06, 2012

Thank u for sharing such a wonderful recipe. I've been wanting to find a healthier version of homemade french bread & this really fit the bill. I used half whole wheat & half white as called for (also made half the recipe) & used olive oil. Mine took about 22 minutes at 375 but that was prob b/c of the loaf size. This was my 1st attempt at making my own bread (have done rolls & pizza crust) & while u have to plan ahead for rise time, I do think it's worth it! Thank u again!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
LUVMY2BOYS January 11, 2012

Love this recipe, use it all the time! I just throw it in the bread machine on the dough cycle, shape it and bake it. Always great!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
MargoMart October 04, 2009
Whole Wheat French Bread