Add cracked wheat and boiling water into a large mixing bowl.
Let soak for about 15 minutes until mixture has cooled
Sprinkle yeast on top of mixture and let sit for an additional 5 minutes.
Mix in honey, butter, salt, vital wheat gluten, additional cracked wheat, 1 cup water.
Mix in wheat flour one cup at a time.
Continue mixing in all purpose flour until bread dough comes together in a ball.
Knead in a stand mixer for 5 minutes.
Place dough in a large, greased bowl and cover with greased plastic wrap. Set aside until double in size.
Once doubled, lightly punch down dough and divide into two sections.
Form loaves and place into greased bread pans.
Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise for about 45 minutes.
Cook in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.
Cool on a baking rack for 5 minutes in pan and then remove bread from pan and let it cool completely before cutting.