Cracked Wheat Bread Recipe

This old farm magazine Cracked Wheat Bread Recipe is a hardy homemade bread made from harvested homestead wheat.

Learn how to make homemade bread using this Cracked Wheat Bread Recipe.

Learn how to make homemade bread using this Cracked Wheat Bread Recipe.

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This old farm magazine Cracked Wheat Bread Recipe uses harvested wheat from the homestead and is a perfect side dish with any meal.

Reprinted from The Country Gentleman, copyright 1915, The Curtis Publishing Company.

Cracked Wheat Bread Recipe

Boil a cupful of cracked wheat in a pint and a half of water for an hour; then cool and add half a cupful of molasses, two teaspoonfuls of salt, a yeast cake dissolved in half a cupful of tepid water, two tablespoonfuls of melted butter, and sufficient flour to make a stiff dough. Knead well and let rise. Knead a very little, divide into two buttered bread pans, let rise again and bake for forty minutes in a moderate oven.

Another method is to mix a cupful of cold boiled cracked wheat with a cupful of cornmeal, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder, a teaspoonful of salt, a tablespoonful of butter, the beaten yolks of two eggs, a cupful and a half of milk and the whites of the eggs beaten stiff. Turn into a buttered baking dish and bake in moderate oven for an hour. Serve from the dish.


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