Since Zeb's diagnosis with Hashimotos I have been making bread with Kamut. It is not gluten free, but it is an ancient grain with high protein and low gluten. He seems to tolerate it well and it's so yummy. We use my basic recipe for everything from rolls to breadsticks and of course bread. It's hard sometimes to find the time but I can make this bread in 1 hour and I would do anything for Zeb.
Kamut Bread Recipe
- Yield: 2-3 Loaves
- 5 cups Kamut flour
- 2.5 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoon fast yeast
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
Mix for 5 minutes in kitchen aid and then let rest 5 minutes. Dough should stick to side of kitchen aid, add more water if needed. Shape into bread, rolls or breadsticks. I like to spray avocado oil on my hands so it doesn't stick. Let it rise 30 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes depending on what your making. Makes 2-3 loaves. To make breadsticks I add garlic powder, salt, butter, dried basil and cheese, all to taste.
I have had a lot of DM’s about canning, making bread, gardening. Mostly the questions are about how we have time, why we’re doing it or how we do it. Many years ago before there was a Jami Ray Vintage I was a young mom running a daycare in my home and cooking, baking bread and canning was a creative outlet for me. It worked out well because my kitchen over looked the family room so I could watch the kids and I played in the kitchen. Zeb worked 60 hrs a week so I was home alone a lot. We saved so much money and ate so well. Fast forward 15 years and we are so busy door dash is on speed dial. I’m not gonna lie I ordered pizza last night, and I still order out when I want to. But I feel this pull to go back to a life and hobby I loved. It’s different now, we don’t have to do it for financial reasons, we want to do it. It’s a balancing act between business, family and food. But living a life where the food comes from your garden, eggs come from the coop and bread comes out of your oven, it’s just like therapy. It’s a warm hug. I don’t know how long we’ll keep it up, my life is fluid. But for now we are enjoying the season. Zeb eats a special diet with his Hashimotos and we have so much more control when we know exactly what’s in our food. He eats gluten free and no processed sugar. But we have found that Kamut flour (it does have gluten) he can tolerate. It’s an ancient grain with high protein. So I make bread and it’s a quick recipe only takes an hour. I hope to share more as we get more proficient at these things and as we’re more consistent. So hopefully if you’re here for the furniture you won’t mind if we add a little of our lifestyle. Jami Ray Vintage has evolved so much over the years and we have loved sharing it with you all. Thrifting, junking, painting furniture with the occasional homesteading thrown in. -Jami Ray