Cracked Wheat?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by madamchick, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. madamchick

    madamchick

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    Hi there,

    Please forgive my lack of knowledge....I have jumped on the band wagon for grinding and making my own bread.  Today I stocked up at my local bulk store.  I got cracked wheat kernels thinking I could grind this into whole wheat flour.  I started following a recipe from Peter Reinhart's The Bread Baker's Apprentice for whole wheat flour, using a soaker and a poolish from the cracked wheat kernels ground up. 

    Now my question - is cracked wheat ground up whole wheat flour?  Will my bread turn out? 

    I hope my question can be answered soon before I continue the process....thanks in advance!
     
  2. cheflayne

    cheflayne

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    Unfortunately cracked wheat is a term that gets loosely thrown around a lot. It gets used to describe quite a few different products. Do you know if your cracked wheat was cooked at all in the manufacturing process?