hard wheat


Definition of hard wheat

: 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 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, "Cake Flour Vs. All-Purpose Flour: What To Use For Your Baking Project," 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, "10 Different Flour Types to Use in Your Baking," 4 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of hard wheat

1757, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard wheat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20wheat. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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