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Crunchy-chewy bits of cracked wheat and sunflower seeds add texture and interest to your favorite ham, turkey or veggie sandwich. One trick to a tasty grain-filled loaf? Soaking the cracked wheat in water before you combine the dough softens the grains and adds moisture to the final product.

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one 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf

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Instructions

  1. Combine the cracked wheat and boiling water in the pan of your bread machine, and let the wheat soften for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the remaining ingredients into the pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Program the machine for the basic cycle, and press Start.
  3. Check the dough's consistency about 10 minutes before the end of the final kneading cycle, adding additional water or flour to form a soft, smooth ball of dough. Allow the machine to complete its cycle.
  4. Store, wrapped, on the counter for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.