Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Cracked Wheat French Bread
Category:   Breads - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian
From:   Other
2 c warm water
1 T dry yeast
1 T sugar substitute
1 T sea salt
1/4 c olive oil
1 c cracked wheat cereal- uncooked
1 c whole wheat flour
4 c whole wheat pastry flour
1 egg white substitute- lightly beaten
Sesame seeds
Directions:   Place water in bowl of heavy duty stand mixer, sprinkle yeast over top and add the sugar. Let stand about 5 minutes to proof. Add cracked wheat, whole wheat flour, salt and olive oil. Using dough hook, mix well. Add flour a little at a time until the dough clings to the dough hook and doesn't leave any dough on the sides of the bowl. Knead on low to medium speed until dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl and oil the top of the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise til double, about 45 to 60 minutes.

When doubled, punch down and return to mixer bowl and knead again for about 5 minutes. Place dough back in oiled bowl and let rise again til doubled. When doubled, punch down and turn out on to board or counter. Let rest a few minutes. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into long loaf, about 12 to 15 inches long. Place on baking stone or greased baking sheet. Slash the tops diagonally in 3 to 4 places. Brush tops with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place in cold oven and turn oven on to 375F. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until loaves sound hollow when turned over and tapped.
Makes:   2 loaves