White Kamut Bread

White Kamut flour is a much better alternative to standard all-purpose white flour, including high grade white unbleached varieties.

 

The taste of white Kamut is a rich, mild flavor. The flour has a soft, light-golden look as does the bread when baked.

Add honey to this recipe and you have a bread that is 100% ancient grain white Kamut with a sweet, rich  flavor.  

This white flour is unique for a white flour.  It's lighter in texture than all-purpose flour, has an off-white color and on the nutrition scale, has better nutrients than standard white wheat.  White Kamut flour is a pure, ancient grain.  Not hybridized and always organic.  

White Kamut is by far my favorite white flour.

This recipe can easily be doubled if you choose to bake 2 loaves .

Ingredients

3 - 3 1/2 cups White Kamut flour

1 packet instant yeast (or 2 tsp)

1 1/4 cup warm water

3 TBS honey

2TBS coconut oil (or 2 TBS butter)

1 1/2 tsp salt

 

Directions

This recipe uses a sponge for the first part of the mixing/rising process.  

 

Sponge  (1st rise)

Mix together the water, the yeast,  1/2 of the flour (1 1/2 cups) and the honey.  Mix these ingredients 1-2 minutes into a batter and let sit 30 minutes.  This sponge helps create a better gluten structure.

 

After 30 minuts - Add:

1 ½ cups  white Kamut flour

1 1/2         tsp salt

2 TBL      Coconut or other high quality oil.

   OR

2 TBL      Butter 

The coconut oil and butter can be used exclusively or together. Use just coconut oil, just butter, or both as noted above.  If both, use 1 TB of each.

Knead for 5-6 minutes with mixer on speed II, or 6-7 minutes if kneading by hand.  Dough should be soft, but not sticky.  Add a bit more flour if too soft. 

2nd Rise

Let kneaded dough rise in a greased bowl, covered, for 30-60 minutes, or until dough has doubled.  Kamut rises slower than red/white wheat so be patient.

 

3rd Rise

Form loaf and put into pan.  Let rise until dough is about 1/2 - 1 inch above the pan, 30-60 more minutes.

 

Bake for 24 - 26 minutes at 340 degrees.

 

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