Whole Wheat French Bread

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I’ve made it a point to steer clear of white or processed foods, so even though I LOVE white breads, I’ve learned to love whole wheat breads even more.  This recipe makes 2 large loaves and are great for sandwiches, bruschetta and garlic bread (my favorite).  They’re super easy to make and WAY more cost-effective than the loaves I find at Whole Foods.  And if you store they loaves in the fridge they tend to last close to 2 weeks!

            

5 cups whole wheat flour (plus 1 tbsp  for coating)

2 cups warm water

1 tbsp yeast

1 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tsp sea salt

  • In a bowl, mix water with yeast and sugar and let sit for 15 minutes
  • Add salt, 1 tbsp oil and 2 1/2 cups flour and mix and knead for a few minutes or until everything is evenly distributed
  • Stir in remaining flour and knead until soft and doughy, about 5 minutes
  • Use 1 tbsp oil to coat the dough and the bowl- cover and let sit in a warm place for 1 hour
  • After an hour, split dough in half and roll out into 2 long loaves
  • Sprinkle baking sheet with 1 tbsp of flour and place loaves on sheet
  • Cover and let sit for another 30 minutes
  • After 30 minutes, bake at 375 degrees for 30 minute
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About Lisa

*Lisa is the founder and personal chef of The Vegan Pact and blogger at TheVeganPact.com. Her passion for vegan food is shown through her daily recipe blog, private meal deliveries and cooking classes in the Boston area.

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