Whole Wheat French Bread: The Love Continues

by zesty on August 15, 2011 · 2 comments

Happy Monday August morning to you!  Only three more sleeps before we hit NYC.  Ummn yeah I am slightly excited.  But before we get ahead of ourselves, do you remember my love for bread?  I pretty much adore bread.  I eat it every single day, usually whole wheat but sometimes I eat Ezekiel, white, french, bagels or whatever is around.  I love it.

Sometimes I get the urge to whip up a batch in the bread maker because it is super easy and the results are usually pretty good.  Now I will be honest, some of the bread maker recipes can be hit or miss.  I find the ingredient list and measurements are exact, so pay close attention.  The other thing I noted is that the order in which you add the ingredients is crucial as you don’t want to activate the yeast to early.

Have fun and try this bread out.  I think you will enjoy it.


  • 1 5/8 Cups Water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Cups Bread Flour
  • 3 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Wheat Germ
  • 1/4 Cup Milled Flax Seed
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 2 Tsp. Active Dry Yeast


  1. Add ingredients to pan in order recommended for your bread machine. Add in order listed being sure to keep yeast away from liquid by forming a well in the flour for the yeast.
  2. Set machine for “french” setting and choose your crust color.
  3. Sit back and wait for the bread!
  4. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: Ideally you want to slice into the bread as soon as you pull it out of the oven and get the dough hook pulled out.  I recommend you waiting at least 10-15 minutes so that you can cut it easily without ripping it apart.

Smear some butter and homemade jam on this bread and you will have people running to the kitchen.  Nothing smells better than fresh homemamde bread and in this case, the bread maker does all the work.  Great for the busy lifestyle that some people lead.

I hope you have a great Monday and I will hook up with you on Wednesday – maybe for a sweet treat.

Take care


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