Monday, February 22, 2010

Cracked Wheat Bread

I remember coming home from school to this comforting wheat bread that my Mom would make. It's best right out of the oven, but also good toasted.

Cracked Wheat Bread:


Mix 3 cups water & 1 cup cracked wheat in a saucepan & bring to a rolling boil. Put in large bowl & add 1 tsp salt. Heat 3 cups milk & 1 stick butter in saucepan until butter is melted—stir so as not to let milk stick to bottom of pan while heating up. Add this to cracked wheat mixture. Add 2 eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, & 4 cups white flour. Then add yeast (2 tbsp) dry & 4-6 more cups flour (no more than 10 cups of flour total). Mix together—mixture will be very runny, not solid like most bread doughs. Bring large saucepan of water to rolling boil & set in bottom rack of cold oven. Set dough mixture in bowl on top rack & close door to oven. Let rise this way. Be sure to check in 20-30 minutes or dough will rise & run down the sides of the bowl into your oven making a mess (I know, I’ve done it several times). When it has risen-pour into greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes. Print Friendly and PDF Pin It

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