Whole Wheat French Bread

Cooking Whole Wheat French Bread
Cooking Whole Wheat French Bread


1 tablespoon yeast

1 1 2/2 cups warm water

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

3 tablespoons olive oil or 3 tablespoons canola oil

2 cups whole wheat flour

2 cups white flour


1. Dissolve yeast in water, I add a pinch of sugar, and let rest about 5 minutes or until it begins to foam.

2. Stir in salt, oil and half of flour.

3. Gradually add remaining flour, mixing well.

4. Knead 8-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

5. Place in greased bowl and let rise until double (1/2-1 hour) Punch down and let rise again until double.

6. Punch down and divide into 1-4 pieces, depending on the size loaves desired.

7. Roll into an oblong shape and then roll up, starting on long side; pinch to seal, forming long thin loaves.

8. Place on greased cookie sheet.

9. Slash top of dough with knife 3-5 times diagonally down each loaf.

10. Brush with water and let raise till double again (about 1 hour).

11. Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes.

12. Use within one day or double wrap and freeze.

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