What is Kamut? And What Are We Supposed to Do with It?
So what is Kamut? Kamut, or Khorasan Wheat—nicknamed The Pharaoh’s Grain—is an ancient grain that is a nutritious source of fiber, iron, and protein. Although it is a relative to modern-day wheat, it is lower in gluten and can be—for some people–easier to digest than the wheat commonly consumed today.
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How do I Cook with Kamut?
You can cook Kamut in a similar manner as any other grain. Add 1 cup of grain to 3 cups of boiling water. Then simmer grain for about 60 minutes until chewy but tender. You can toss it with butter for a tasty side dish in place of rice or another grain.
If you can’t get Kamut at your local grocery, I list some options that are available online in my favorite supplies.
How do I Bake with Kamut?
You can also mill Kamut grain into flour to bake sourdough bread or yeasted bread. Plus, you can bake quick breads and muffins with this flour.
Since it’s lower in gluten, the rise will be less than that of flours higher in gluten. However, the nutritional value will be greater than breads or other baked goods made with modern-day wheat flours.
Whole Grain, Sprouted, or All Purpose?
You can mill Kamut and bake with the flour as is. Or, if you want, you can soak and sprout the grain and make your own sprouted flour at home.
But you have another option as well. You can grind your grain and turn it into All Purpose Flour and then bake with it. This will create a lighter baked good. In a previous video, I showed you how to make All Purpose Einkorn Flour, but the technique is the same to make All Purpose Kamut Flour.
How to Make Your Own Flour
I purchased a Mockmill 100 to make my own flour. If you want to store whole grains and use them to make flour, I show you how to use the Mockmill 100 in my Mockmill unboxing video.
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More Ancient Grain Videos
Learn more about wheat berries, baking with whole grains, and how to bake with Einkorn and Spelt in the following videos.
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