Cracked Wheat Bread

A great old-fashioned bread like Grandma used to bake!

Cracked Wheat Bread
Just like Grandma used to make. Cracked Wheat Bread is good with some good homemade butter spread.


1/2 cup cracked wheat fine
1 1/2 cup boiling water
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/3 cup warm water, about 100-110 deg
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp molasses
2 tbsp honey
1 cup milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 cup all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 375 degree.

Cook the cracked wheat in the boiling water about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking until all the water is absorbed

Cook cracked wheat in boiling water

Dissolve the yeast in the 1/3 cup lukewarm water in a large mixing bowl and let proof. Stir the butter, salt, molasses, honey, and milk into the cooked cracked wheat

Cool to lukewarm, then add to the yeast mixture. With a large spoon or with one hand, start stirring in the flours, 1 cup at a time

When the dough is stiff enough to work, turn out on a floured board and knead a good 10 to 12 minutes, working in a little of the remaining flour as necessary

When smooth and elastic, shape into a ball and put in a buttered bowl, turning to coat with butter

Cover, place in a warm, draft-free spot, and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.

Punch down and shape into two loaves

Put in well-buttered 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans, cover, and let rise again until doubled in bulk, or until the dough reaches the tops of the pans

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes, or until the loaves sound hollow when tapped on top and bottom.

Fresh sliced Cracked Wheat Bread!
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