cracked wheat bread

1 servings
½ cup Cracked wheat
1½ cup Boiling water
1 pack Dry yeast
⅓ cup Warm water
¼ cup Shortening
1½ teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Molasses
2 tablespoons Honey
1 cup Warm water
1 cup Wholewheat flour
4 cups All-purpose flour

Cook cracked wheat in the boiling water for 10 minutes, till all the water is absorbed. Dissolve yeast in ⅓ c of warm water & let proof. Stir together shortening, salt, molasses, honey & the rest of the water & add to cracked wheat. Stir in the flours a little at a time. When the dough is stiff, turn out onto a floured board & knead for 10 minutes, use extra flour if necessary. Shape into a ball, place in oiled bowl, cover & let rise till doubled. Punch down & shape into 2 loaves. Let rise till doubled. Bake at 375F for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on racks.

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