Homemade pizza dough with kamut flour. I’ve tested the food nanny kamut pizza dough and it’s incredible and amazing. We love this pizza! You need to try this kamut pizza dough recipe, it’s very easy to make and so delicious.
I recently discovered kamut flour. Kamut is an ancient grain that contains very little gluten; and also, hasn’t been genetically modified like today’s wheat.
The fact that it contains very little gluten (compared to other grains like wheat) and hasn’t been genetically modified makes it a much healthier and easier-to-digest grain.
It’s so incredible that even people with gluten sensitivity can tolerate and digest it without any problems. My case in point. I insist that Kamut is a grain NOT SUITABLE FOR CELIACS (because it contains gluten) but some people with gluten sensitivity can tolerate and consume it.
This type of flour is a little different from wheat flour in taste and consistency, but the doughs are delicious.
Today I bring you a recipe from TheFoodNanny, it’s a pizza dough with kamut flour. I tried it out and it’s spectacular. Liz’s recipe says to add 1 +3/4 cups of flour, I added a little less: 1 + 1/2 cups, but it’s basically the same recipe. Also, she uses 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of water but I only used water, and still delicious. If you want to check the original recipe here you have the link: click here
TIPS for the best kamut pizza dough
Here are some tips for making this homemade pizza dough with kamut flour.
- Water a little warm
In order for the yeast to activate well in the beginning, the water need to be slightly warm (but not too hot or the yeast will spoil).
- Add the flour little by little
When you knead, add the kamut flour little by little. You may not need to add all the flour in the recipe (as you shape the dough, you can see if you need more or less flour) “You can always add flour, but don’t take it away”.
- Kamut flour
For a spectacular flavor and great texture, you can use kamut flour (if you don’t have it, you can use wheat flour, but I recommend 100% kamut flour).
Homemade pizza dough with kamut
All the ingredients to make this Homemade pizza dough with kamutt flour
If you want to make a delicious and Homemade pizza dough here you have the ingredients:
- Kamut flour. To make this pizza dough brutal, you need to use kamut flour. If you can’t find it in the supermarket, you can buy it online.
- Sugar. You can use white sugar or honey. You’ll need very little sugar.
- Baker’s yeast. Use dry baker’s yeast for this recipe. You can also use fresh yeast, but the amounts will be different.
- Extra virgin olive oil.
- Water. I used a bit more water than the original recipe because I didn’t add milk as It supposed to.
- Any toppings for the pizza: tomato sauce, caramelized onions, grated cheese, sweet ham, roasted peppers, mushrooms.
Use kamut flour, then the pizza will be much tastier.
Tip: Use slightly warm water to activate the yeast
Step by step to make this kamut pizza dough
Preparing homemade pizza dough with kamut is much easier than you think. First, put the water, baker’s yeast, 2 tablespoons of sugar in a large bowl. Mix the dough and let it sit, covered, for at least 15 minutes.
After half an hour, when you see that the yeast is already active and the dough is full of bubbles, add the remaining ingredients.
Add the salt and the kamut flour little by little.
- The recipe says to add 1+3/4 cups of kamut flour, but I recommend adding the flour gradually, because you may only need 1+2/4 cups of flour.
- To avoid adding too much flour, add 1 cup of flour first. Knead it well and then add two tablespoons of olive oil and 1/4 cup of flour. Keep kneading and if you notice that the dough is too sticky, add another 1/4 cup of kamut flour.
- Keep 1/4 cup of flour and don’t use it for now. If you see the dough coming away from the bowl, don’t add more flour. *When you shape the dough balls, always add a little flour to the work surface.
- You must take into account the “extra” flour that’s gradually added during kneading. When you see that the dough is no longer sticky, don’t add more flour.
- Keep kneading until the dough comes away from the bowl and you can form a ball. Put a little oil on the bottom of the bowl and place the ball on the oil. Drizzle a little oil on the surface of the dough and cover it with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel. Let it rest in a warm place for at least two hours.
- Then sprinkle some of the reserved flour on the work surface. Divide the ball of dough into two parts. Knead each ball and stretch it out into a thin pizza (if you like your pizzas with thick dough, just don’t stretch it as much).
Now all you’ve to do is bake the pizzas with the toppings of your choice.
Once you’ve the two pizzas in a round shape, brush them with a little olive oil and some salt.
Bake the pizzas at 180ºC (in a preheated oven) for 10 minutes. When you see that the pizzas start to brown, take them out of the oven.
When you see the pizzas start to brown, take them out of the oven and put the ingredients of your choice* on them: tomato sauce, sweet ham and grated cheese…
Bake the pizzas again for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is browned.
*You can add roasted vegetables, caramelized onions, cherry tomatoes, etc…
Can you freeze the dough?
Yes, you can freeze the raw dough, but I recommend that you freeze it in the shape of a pizza, that’s, already stretched (not in the shape of a ball).
Can I use a different flour?
If you don’t have kamut flour, you can use wheat flour or flour for bread, pizzas… but you must adjust the amount of water and flour when kneading.
You can add the toppings and ingredients you like: caramelized onions, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, blue cheese… whatever you like.
How many pizzas can you make with this dough?
This recipe makes enough for two homemade pizza doughs. If you want to make more pizzas, just double the amounts.
Can baking powder be used instead of baker’s flour?
No, to make this recipe you need baker’s yeast, to make bread. If you have fresh yeast you can also use it but the amount of fresh yeast will be different.
If you can’t find kamut flour in your local supermarket, you can buy it online.
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