Authentic French Bread

Serves 8.

Authentic French Bread

The beauty of this blend is it not only creates an authentic boule (the traditional name for French bread shaped in a ball), but it also needs no electric mixer. Simply stir together, cover, and set aside to rise. Mixture can be punched down several times and left covered in a warm place for a couple of days or more. Or cover and refrigerate until ready to rise in a warm place. It’s foolproof!

Mix it up a little. With the increased grain varietals out there, substitute with a little einkhorn or farro flour. Start with 1/2 to 3/4 cup (125 to 180 mL). It’s all about adjusting your expectations from what you are most familiar with.


Store bread at room temperature in paper bag overwrapped in plastic for a couple of days. Or, for longer storage, freeze for up to a month. Remove from freezer and thaw before serving. Crisp up in 350 F (180 C) oven.

Each serving contains: 182 calories; 6 g protein; 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 36 g total carbohydrates (2 g sugars, 1 g fibre); 586 mg sodium

Source: New Breads

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