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French Boule

French BouleVegan


Our expert bakers make this bread exceptional. The thick, crunch of the crust will transport your mind to a small café in France.

French Boule is made with the same dough as our French Baguette. For a smaller size, try our Petite Boule!

Serving Suggestion

The round loaf can be used for sandwiches or hollowed out to create a bowl for dips. It is also adaptable to a variety of recipes. Try it for French toast, bread pudding… the possibilities are endless!

Also Perfect for

  • Toasting
  • Sandwiches
  • Passing with dinner
  • Using in recipes
  • Serving at a festive occasion
Serves 4 to 6



Adapted from Roadfood Sandwiches by Jane and Michael Stern, All Star Sandwich Bar, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1 loaf Breadsmith French Boule
5 to 6 ounces thinly sliced Genoa salami
5 to 6 ounces thinly sliced ham
5 to 6 ounces mortadella
5 to 6 ounces thinly sliced provolone cheese
Olive salad (recipe below)

Slice the loaf of bread in half horizontally and scoop out about half of the soft interior from the top and bottom (use for homemade bread crumbs). Brush the bottom of the loaf with the juice from the olive salad marinade. Layer on the cold cuts and cheese. Top the cold cuts with as much olive salad as will fit without spilling out. Replace the top of the loaf. Cut into wide wedges and serve.

Olive Salad

Makes 1 ½ cups, enough for 2 to 3 large loaf sandwiches

1 cup coarsely chopped green olives
¼ cup finely diced celery
¼ cup finely diced carrot
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ to ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Thoroughly mix together all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 12 hours. The salad will keep for several days refrigerated but gradually loses its punch.

Nutrition Information for French Boule

Ingredients: unbleached-unbromated wheat flour, water, salt, yeast

Serving size: 1/2" slice

100 calories

0 g total fat

230 mg sodium

21 g carbs

0 g fiber

0 g sugar

4 g protein


Serving size: 1/2" slice petite boule

90 calories

0 g total fat

200 mg sodium

19 g carbs

0 g fiber

0 g sugar

3 g protein


Serving size: 1 roll

240 calories

1 g total fat

530 mg sodium

49 g carbs

0 g fiber

1 g sugar

9 g protein