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Bake-a-thon: Day 1 Bake of the day: French Herb Bread It is December 1st and holiday season and count down to Christmas has already started. I have yet to bring my holiday decor out, will probably try and get everything done by the end of this week. I see the holiday lights already lit in some of my neighbors houses, hopefully we will have ours up soon too. Christmas/ Holiday season means baking season for baking enthusiasts and I consider myself an eager enthusiast. So I've joined few of my blog buddies, led by the very lovely Valli, to do...


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Total time

65 minutes




  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp milk (Dry powder)
  • ¼ cup Potato flour (- (or use ½cup of dried potato flakes))
  • 2 tbsp herbes de Provence
  • 1 tsps yeast (Instant)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cups water (Lukewarm)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil ((divided))


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer; mix and knead until smooth dough forms, adding additional water or flour as needed.
  2. Cover the dough and let rise for 1 hour.
  3. Shape the dough into a log and place it in a lightly greased 9"x5" loaf pan (read note below to see how to make mini loaves). Cover and let rise until the dough has  crowned bout 1" over the rim of the pan, 30minutes ~ 1 hour.
  4. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  5. Bake the bread for 35~40 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the center of the bread registers at least 190°F.
  6. Remove the bread from the oven, turn it our onto a wire rack and cool completely before slicing.
  7. View the recipe instructions at Cook's Hideout

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