French Hearth Bread
- 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
- 6 Tbsp
- walnuts, coarsely chopped or finely chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp
- active dry yeast
How to Make French Hearth Bread
- 1Gently 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.
- 2In a KitchenAid stand up mixer with the flat beater attachment combine the unbleached white flour, wheat flour, salt, chopped walnuts and active dry yeast.
- 3Switch 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.
- 4Sprinkle 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.
- 5Arrange 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.
- 6Bake 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!