Crusty Wheat Boule

The French word "boule" translates to ball, referring to this bread's shape. Make this delicious boule with only 10 minutes of active time and enjoy a fresh loaf anytime.

Crusty Wheat Boule
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
1 loaf (8 slices)



  1. Place a 5-quart or larger cast-iron, enameled cast-iron or ceramic pot with a lid in the oven; preheat to 450°F.

  2. Meanwhile, lightly dust a piece of parchment paper and your hands with flour. Gently shape dough into a ball and place on the prepared parchment. Lightly dust the top with flour. Loosely cover and let rest for 30 minutes.

  3. Remove the pot from the oven. Use a sharp knife to make two or three 1/2-inch-deep incisions on the top of the dough. Using the parchment as a sling, carefully transfer the dough (and parchment) to the pot. Put the lid on.

  4. Bake the bread for 30 minutes. Carefully remove the lid and bake until the loaf is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 210°F, about 5 minutes more. Use the parchment to help you lift the loaf out of the pot onto a wire rack. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Associated Recipe:

No-Knead Refrigerator Bread Dough


Equipment: Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
28g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 slice each
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 5g 10%
Sodium 291mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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