Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cracked Wheat Bread Recipe (bread machine dough)

This bread is great straight out of the oven or sliced with a bumpy knife (serrated). Then placed into freezer bags, in the freezer for up to a month. Good to have fresh bread slices ready to thaw or defrost. Make a simple meal complete and happy tummies.

This recipe is from Red Star yeast website.


3/4 cup plus 2 T. of water
1/2 cup cracked wheat
1 T. plus 1 tsp. veggie oil
1 tsp. salt
1 T. plus 1 tsp. sweet of  choice.
2 plus 1/4 cup bread flour
1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast

Bring water to boil. Place cracked wheat in a small bowl and pour water over it. Stir and let sit while preparing other ingredients. Before using, make sure the mix is warm and not hot to the touch.

Put all ingredients into the bread machine according to bread machine directions. That is dry ingredients first and then wet. Turn bread machine on to dough and start. After about five minutes, check the dough. If it looks dry, add 1 T. water at a time. The dough should be a soft tacky ball. To wet, add 1T. of flour at a time until spongy.

Pre-heat oven to 350F

Take a bread pan out and butter or veggie oil inside of bake pan. When dough is done. place into bake pan and spread a little to fit pan. Place in pre-heated oven of 350F for 45-60 minutes. When the bread is risen and golden, take out of oven and put onto the counter. take some butter or veggie oil and bush top of bread.

You can cool in pan or while hot ( if adventurous), take a knife and slide it around the pan to dislodge bread. Tip bake pan and take out of pan. Slice bead with a serrated knife for best results.

Home made is so good and much easier using the bread machine for the dough process. It tastes better and no Bromine.