hard wheat

noun

: a wheat with hard kernels that are high in gluten and that yield a flour especially suitable for bread and macaroni

Examples of hard wheat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although the tradition of baking bread with baladi hard wheat flour stretches back millennia, most of the breads found in Jordanian cities today are made with refined flour imported from the US. Yulia Denisyuk, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Aug. 2023 Bread Flour Milled entirely from hard wheat, bread flour is the strongest of all flours with a high protein content at 12 to 14 percent. Carmen Collins, Country Living, 19 Apr. 2022 Flour made from high-protein wheat varieties, called hard wheat, have 10 to 14 percent protein content. Carmen Collins, Country Living, 19 Apr. 2022 To maximize the ecological benefits of your loaf, try to source local bread flour made from a hard wheat variety, such as Glenn, Bolles, Turkey Red or Red Fife. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 For example, bread flour—the strongest type of flour—is made from hard wheat, resulting in the denser, chewy texture desirable in bread. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 1 Apr. 2020 Best Used For: Pie crusts, cookies, muffins, cakes, pancakes, biscuits, and bread sticks Bread Flour Milled entirely from hard wheat, bread flour is the strongest of all flours with a high protein content at 12 to 14 percent. Carmen Collins, Country Living, 4 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hard wheat was in 1757

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“Hard wheat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20wheat. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

hard wheat

noun
: a wheat with hard kernels that is used to make a flour especially suitable for bread and macaroni

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