French Bread (10-Grain)

Recipe by Belinda M.
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
YIELD: 2 Loaves




  • Add 10- grain cereal to boiling water; set aside for 20 minutes or until lukewarm.
  • Pour the cooled cereal, water, olive oil, honey and salt into the bread machine pan.
  • Add 3 cups bread flour, the wheat flours, vital wheat gluten and yeast.
  • Start machine using the dough setting. If dough is too sticky add up to 1/2 cups more bread flour or add a little more water to dough if too dry. You want the dough to be just slightly sticky.
  • When machine has finished the dough cycle (mine is 1-1/2 hours), punch dough down and divide in half.
  • Place dough on lightly floured surface. Roll each half into a 12" x 15" rectangle.
  • Roll dough tightly, from longest side pressing seams and tapering ends and tucking under.
  • Place loaves on a greased baking sheet or in a french/baguette pan.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place, free from draft, about an hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  • With sharp knife, make 3-4 diagonal cuts on top of loaf.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove to cooling rack and brush melted butter over tops of loaves.
  • Cool at least 1 hour before slicing.