The Whole Earth Cracked Wheat Bread
2 2/3 C Water
1 1/2 C Cracked Wheat
1/3 C plus 1 tsp. Honey
1 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Oil
2 cakes yeast
2 1/2 C gluten and or/unbleached flour
3 C Whole-Wheat Flour
Pour 2 cups boiling water over the cracked wheat. Add the honey reserving 1 teaspoon for later, salt and oil. Cool. Dissolve the yeast in 2/3 cup warm water and add the 1 teaspoon honey. Combine with the cooled cracked wheat mixture. Add the flour and mix thoroughly. Place in a buttered bowl and cover, let rise for 1 hour. Punch down and let rise for another 30 minutes. Punch down and turn out on a floured board. Knead well. Shape into 2 loaves and place in butter loaf pans. Bake at 350 until golden brown.
Recipe featured in Bread Daily on 01/03/02.