Khorasan (Kamut) My First Try

A while ago I mentioned that I hah been prompted to try Khorasan / Kamut flour by a few other bloggers, so purchased myself some whilst at Shipton Mill. Since then I have been very busy, with sadly very little baking. This weekend was my first chance to actually give it a go, and here is what I made.

The recipe for this I actually made up myself. Not the best start for trying something completely new I know, but I didn’t fancy any of the recipes I could see. The Richard Bentinet recipe is for a fermented loaf, and I just wanted to make something now.

From my understanding of Khorasan it is quite a dry flour with a nutty flavour, quite similar to spelt. So I used it as such.

Recipe:

  • 200 g White bread flour
  • 150 g Wholemeal bread flour
  • 150 g Khorasan flour
  • 350 g Water
  • 10 g Salt
  • 3 tsp Dried yeast

To actually make the bread I used my standard method, except I left it to rise a bit longer during the proving stage. This was a combination of being busy doing other things, and the dough looking a bit heavy.

First knead of Khorasan dough

Khorasa dough after first rise

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the bake I preheated the oven to 220°C then down to 180°C after 10 minutes. Honestly I went a bit overboard with spraying the loaf with water before baking, and I think it adversely affected the crust. In looks more than taste.

Boule proving in basket prior to baking

Boule after proving, ready for baking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In terms of a finished loaf I couldn’t be happier. I honestly believe this is one of the nicest loaves I have made. On a par with the 50/50 loaf in terms of softness of crumb, and the spelt on taste, except different. The Khorasan isn’t a very powerful flavour, I would perhaps up the ratio in future, but for now I am one happy baker.

Finished loaf – Crust could be improved, next time

Our lunchtime feast centered around the Khorasan loaf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clare and I took the opportunity of the fine weather to enjoy some alfresco dining, and the loaf formed the centrepiece of our late lunch.

Cheers,

Olly

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2 thoughts on “Khorasan (Kamut) My First Try

  1. Little Sis says:

    Looks delicious. Nice way to work in a great grain!

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