French Hearth Bread

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By
@Celestina9000

Modified from a bread machine recipe as found in my trashed copy of Giant Book of Bread Machine Recipes. A KitchenAid stand up mixer is mighty handy!


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Serves:

1 1/2 pound loaf

Prep:

1 Hr 45 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

6 oz
whole milk
3 oz
warm water
4 Tbsp
butter (not margarine!)
2 3/4 c
unbleached white flour
1/4 c
whole wheat flour
2 tsp
salt
6 Tbsp
walnuts, coarsely chopped or finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp
active dry yeast

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Gently heat the milk, water and butter in a saucepan on low just until the butter starts to soften and the milk is warm (but not hot!). Set aside.
2
In a KitchenAid stand up mixer with the flat beater attachment combine the unbleached white flour, wheat flour, salt, chopped walnuts and active dry yeast.
3
Switch to the kneading attachment and pour in the milk mixture. Knead for a few minutes until the dough is no longer sticky. Let dough rest-covered for 1 hour.
4
Sprinkle a small amount of flour on a cutting board. Knead the bread dough a few times then shape into 1 or 2 boules or similar shape.
5
Arrange the boule(s) on a parchment lined baking tray. Place in a *warm oven and let rise for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and leave the boules in the oven while the bread rises.

*We have a KEEP WARM feature on our range. I turn on the KEEP WARM feature and as soon as it comes to temperature I turn it off and allow the bread to rise.
6
Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until the bread is lightly brown and hollow when tapped. Set aside to cool on wire racks. Good toasted, too!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian