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Soak cracked wheat?

Deryn's picture

Soak cracked wheat?

I have been making a wholewheat bread with a slightly modified recipe that came with my mixer. I want to put some cracked wheat in it, but cannot find out whether I need to soak it or not, or whether I need to change anything else to compensate.

The recipe I am using is this:

2 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups organic all purpose flour
(total 600g)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp bread improver
2 tblsp olive oil
20g fresh yeast
1/4 cup flax seeds
1 2/3 cups (400ml) water

Thanks for any help you can give.

Ricardo's picture

I would advice to briefly soak cracked wheat or bulghur for ten minutes in hot water, drain and squeeze and use it as suggested