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Cracked Wheat Bread

Ingredients
  Cracked wheat 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), uncooked
  Unbleached flour/Bread flour 6 Cup (96 tbs), divided
  Nonfat dry milk powder 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Dry yeast 2 Tablespoon (2 Packages)
  Salt 4 Teaspoon
  Hot water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Corn oil/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
Directions

In a saucepan combine cracked wheat and water to cover.
Cook according to package directions for 30 minutes; drain.
In a mixer bowl combine 2 cups flour, dry milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt; mix well.
In a bowl mix hot water and margarine.
Add to flour mixture gradually, beating constantly at low speed of electric mixer.
Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
Beat in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough that pulls from side of bowl.
Dust a working surface with flour.
On the floured surface knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
Oil a large bowl.
Place dough in the prepared bowl; turn to oil surface.
Cover tightly.
Let rise for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
Punch dough down.
Divide into 2 portions; shape into loaves.
Butter 2 loaf pans.
Into the prepared loaf pans place loaves; cover.
Let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Bake loaves for 40 minutes or until loaves test done.
Remove from pans.
On wire racks place loaves to cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Wheat
Interest: 
Healthy

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