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Hearth Bread – Cracked Wheat

Hearth Bread – Cracked Wheat

Regular price $ 8.99 USD
Regular price $ 9.99 USD Sale price $ 8.99 USD
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We ship bread Monday & Tuesday. Please see additional pictures and scroll to bottom of text for recommendations on shipping costs!

Cracked Wheat Hearth Bread

Wheat Grown Organically by Fritz Durst in Capay, CA

Our Identity Preserved Hearth Bread is 100% whole grain and made from a blend of Hard Red and Hard White whole grain flours. These wheats are grown by Fritz Durst in Capay, CA. 

The bread is par-baked, which means that it is partially baked then rapidly frozen so you can bake it at home and enjoy it fresh from the oven. It will appear like a risen loaf of bread with much of the firmness, but without the fully browned crust. Please note, the bread will arrive thawed -- you should freeze or bake within 2-3 days. 

This hearth bread is delicious everyday bread that you want baked fresh with dinner and toasted for breakfast the next day. It's fermented for 12+ hours using a natural starter - making this bread good for digestion. It also keeps well because the special milling of the flour allows the dough to take on and hold more water, which translates to the fantastically structured crumb that retains moisture over time.

Identity Preserved Hearth Bread:

  • 100% Whole Grain & Whole Milled
  • Grown in California & stone-milled in Oregon
  • Identity Preserved (100% Traceable from seed to table!)
  • Ingredients: Organic Whole Grain Flour (Organic Hard Red Winter Wheat Flour, Organic Hard White Winter Wheat Flour), Water, Bread Flour, Cracked Wheat, Sea Salt
  • Contains Wheat. Made in a facility that also handles Dairy, Egg, Tree Nuts, Wheat, Peanuts, Soy.


    Storage & Baking instructions:

    STORAGE: Your bread was shipped frozen and may arrive thawed. Bake the bread upon arrival. If you are unable to bake it, you may refreeze it- while this does not affect the bread drastically, it may slightly affect the structure. The preferred method is to bake as soon as it arrives, let it cool, slice it to your liking, place it back in the freezer-safe plastic bag it was shipped in, put it in the freezer, and toast the sliced portions as needed.

    BAKING: For a crisp crust, pat-down the bread with water before baking.

    Bake from Thawed: Pre-heat your oven to 385°F. Place the bread directly on the rack and bake for 25 minutes. The bread is done when the crust is firm and the loaf is well browned.

    Bake from Frozen: Pre-heat your over to 450°F. Place the bread directly on the rack and bake for 30 minutes. Your bread is done when the center of the loaf is warm. Test by inserting a knife or other instrument from the underside of the loaf.

    Let the loaf cool on an open-air rack for 30-45 minutes before slicing.


    Identity Preserved products take Community Grains’ commitment to transparency to the next level. Our 23 Points of Identity tells the whole story. Enter the batch # (found on your bread bag) on our site for detailed information about the wheat variety, and how it was grown, stored, and milled.  

    100% Whole Grain, Certified Kosher, Non-GMO, Vegetarian

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    Shipping Recommendations: While we unfortunately do not have control over shipping costs, we want to work with you to help you find the best options possible. We looked over previous bread orders to calculate their average shipping costs by region. The shipping cost tables found in the product pictures represent average costs and are intended to give you an idea of potential cost for each quantity- please note that the actual cost will be dependent on your exact address. 

    Overall, the cost of shipping per loaf decreases with each loaf you add. Luckily, our bread can be stored in the freezer for long periods of time both before or after you finish baking your bread! A couple options that may cut down shipping are stocking up for a couple months or placing an order along with a neighbor or friend. If you have any questions, you can reach us at or 510-547-3737. 

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