Whole Wheat French Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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