Today we're shipping orders for in-stock items placed January 15. Customer service is available by email and phone. If we can’t take your call immediately, we’ll get back to you as fast as possible. Please note that our Hampton showroom remains closed. We greatly appreciate your business, and we’re doing our very best to serve you.
"I have never before received such prompt service when ordering any item from a company. I placed my order late in the afternoon and had exactly what I ordered in my mailbox less than 48 hours later. It was a pleasure doing business with you."
— Sue Belair, WI
Pleasant Hill Grain Baking Glossary
Kamut® – A variety of wheat. Kamut® is at least twice as large as the grain from the common wheat variety; it has a sweet, buttery flavor and contains about 30% more protein than common wheat, but less fiber. Compared to common wheat, Kamut® is also higher in its vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, pantothenic acid, copper and its complex carbohydrate content. Originally grown in Egypt, Kamut is relatively new to North American cultivation. Some people who are sensitive to the gluten in common wheat are able to enjoy Kamut®. The versatility of Kamut® makes substituting it in place of hard wheat, soft wheat and durum wheat very simple. (See our non-GMO organic Kamut®.)
Kidney Beans – A bean shaped like a kidney. Kidney beans, like most other beans, are high in fiber content which prevents blood sugar levels from spiking just after consuming. Kidney beans are an excellent source of insoluble fiber as well as insoluble fiber, magnesium and the trace mineral molybdenum. For speed in preparing, as well as better digestibility it is best to soak beans before cooking. Throwing out the soaking water will mean throwing out some good nutrients, but it may be worth it when weighed against the unwanted substances in the soaker water. Up to 33% of the raffinose and up to 20% of the stachyose are removed by throwing out the soaking water—both of which cause flatulence. (See our non-GMO kidney beans.)
Knead – The process of developing gluten in bread dough and bringing the dough altogether into a cohesive mass. Kneading may be done in a stand mixer with paddles or dough hook, working by hand on a countertop by folding, pressing and stretching, with an automatic bread maker machine, or with a food processor. Kneading is sufficiently accomplished when the windowpane test is passed. (See our.)
Kneading Mixer – (See Stand Mixer.)