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Am I right in assuming that to make " Cracked Wheat Bread ".  I buy whole wheat / pulsate 3 -4 times in a Cuisinart / boil it in salted water till soft / save water and use water in the bread?

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post #2 of 5

I don't think so! Cracked wheat is what the Turks and Greeks call bulgur, i.e. wheat grains which have been polished, parboiled (I think), dried and then cracked into granules. I would think that cracked wheat bread is made out of ground bulgur.

 

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Recky

post #3 of 5

Cracked wheat in the US is a whole grain wheat that has just been given a very coarse first pass through a grinder.  Growing up, we made it with a hand grinder with the plates just far enough  apart to catch the grain from dropping straight through. It's probably inspired by Bulgur.

 

We used to eat it as a hot cooked breakfast cereal. Bleah. I really didn't like it growing up.

 

With the high power blenders now like Vitamix and Blend-tec, people grind wheat from start to finish in them.  Ashort pulse or pulses makes sense to recreate a similar Cracked Wheat effect. I suspect amounts and timing would have to be carefully matched to get an even cracked effect. I don't think a food processor will give you the same effect, but I haven't tried it.

 

You'd add the cracked wheat to the bread as well for the textural interest and chew it offers, at least in the Cracked Wheat bread I've had.

 

Not a lot of help as I've not made this myself.  You can buy pre-cracked wheat from vendors like Bob's Red Mill, which many grocers carry. They have this recipe on their site for Cracked Wheat Bread. http://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes.php?recipe=6989

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post #4 of 5

"What is the difference between bulghur and cracked wheat? It is a matter of splitting hairs, or rather the wheat berry in one or the partially hulled wheat grain in the other and whether the cracking took place in a raw stage (cracked wheat) or after cooking then drying (bulghur). "

 

http://www.epicureantable.com/articles/agrainbulgur.htm

 

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Thank you all!  I appreciate your time on this!  Now with more information I can continue on my journey on this!

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