French Bread

Recipe Submitted by Appliejuice ..|.. Category: Breads

This dough can be done in your bread machine, if it can hold 4 cups of whole wheat. This is the recipe that I use to make different sandwiches. Roll out dough and fill with pizza toppings, cheese and ham, just cheese, cinnamon and sugar, etc. Once filled roll up in a tight roll and let rise. Follow baking instructions below.


  • 1 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup cold milk (makes lukewarm temp. when combined)
  • 2 TB oil
  • 1 TB honey
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 4-5 cups freshly milled flour (hard white)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp gluten (optional)


Combine water, milk, yeast, oil, and honey. Add flour and salt. Stir until well mixed. Knead just slightly (about 5 minuts) to make a smooth ball. This is a soft dough and the amount of flour needed depends on the type of wheat used. Since you do not knead this dough much, only a high gluten wheat like spring wheat work well with this recipe. Let rise until double. Turn dough onto a generously floured surface working with just enough flour to make the dough workable. Divide in half. Roll into a rectangle and then roll each side in tightly, tucking under the ends. Place on greased French Bread Pans or cookie sheet. Let rise until double. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. May glaze with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds the last 5 minutes of baking.

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