Cracked Wheat

Froment Creve

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


Appears in

The Picayune's Creole Cook Book

By The Times Picayune Publishing Company

Published 1901

  • About


  • A Cupful of Cracked Wheat
  • A Quart of Water
  • A Teaspoonful of Salt


Under the name of “Cracked Wheat” there is sold in the markets Whole Wheat grains, which are cooked by boiling in a double boiler until the entire envelope of the grain bursts open. It will require four hours of good boiling, therefore it is best to soak the grain over night in a quart of cold water. In the morning set the kettle containing the grain in another kettle of cold water, add the salt, and let it gradually heat and boil for at least an hour and a half. It should be thoroughly cooked. Serve with sugar and cream for breakfast.

Wheatena may be cooked without soaking, as also Cerealine. If a single boiler is used, be very careful to stir often, to prevent burning.