Sauerkraut Kamut Bread with Sour Cream and Crisp Fried Onions

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A characteristic sauerkraut kamut bread, adapted from Meine Familie & ich: Brote für Genießer 11/2012, packed with wonderful flavour and a tantalizingly crunchy crust. It's hearty, moist, and tasty with a slight sweet tang. Enjoy it with a German sausage salad or simply with cheese.

  • 500 g Kamut flour
  • 100 g Bread flour
  • 42 g Fresh yeast
  • 350 ml Lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp Raw sugar
  • 150 g Mild wine sauerkraut
  • 1 tbsp Sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Cumin or caraway seeds
  • 50 g Sour cream
  • 3 tbsp Crisp fried onions
  1. Place kamut, bread flours in the bowl of your table mixer. Make a well in the center, crumble the fresh yeast into the well. Add in 100 ml lukewarm water and raw sugar in the well, stirring to dissolve the yeast. Leave it at side for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain and squeeze sauerkraut dry. Add in the rest of water, salt, sauerkraut, cumin, sour cream, and crisp fried onions. Stir until the dough is smooth and pliable, about 7 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and proof, covered with a kitchen towel, for 30 minutes.
  3. Turn out the dough on the lightly floured work surface and knead thoroughly. Shape the dough into a round or baton or divide the dough into two portions and shape each portion into an oval. Dust the formed loaves with a little rye flour and place them on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  4. Cover the loaves with a clean kitchen towel and proof for about 40 minutes. Preheat the oven to 220C/410F. Slash the top of the loaves and bake for 35 minutes until nicely golden brown and crisp. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 22/6/13 05:25

Oh wow, that bread looks amazing! I have never had bread made of sauerkraut before but am loving the idea. Have a great weekend Angie!

Helene Dsouza 22/6/13 07:59

Yeah with sausage salad!!! Extrawurst salad! I am in Angie, when can I come? =D
I soo miss this kind of food... Thank you for sharing Angie.

OohLookBel 22/6/13 08:02

The sauerkraut looks like it gives a lovely moistness to the bread. Not to mention flavour! I wish I could have a slice or two right now.

Anonymous 22/6/13 09:06

Your home must permanently smell so divine from all the bread baking Angie.
:-) Mandy xo

Rosa's Yummy Yums 22/6/13 09:52

A splendid loaf od bread and scrumptious combination!



Gourmet Getaways 22/6/13 10:08

Oh God this looks so good. I saaw it on google + this morning and I knew I would have to come over and take a look at the recipe. What a unique loaf! I would love a sandwich made with this!

Jasna Varcakovic 22/6/13 10:53

Very unusual (for me); must try one day!

Violeta Pasat 22/6/13 11:14

I am in love with your "bread recipes".One better than other.I would love to taste them all:)

Joanne 22/6/13 12:31

The sauerkraut sounds like such a great way to flavor this!

Foodycat 22/6/13 13:16

I have to try this - we always have a jar or two of sauerkraut in the cupboard!

Anne Regalado 22/6/13 14:18

Angie , what delightful bread ! Lovely flavor and beautifully-baked as well :)

Susan 22/6/13 16:44

I have used sauerkraut in cakes, but never thought to use it in baking bread...thank you for the inspiration. Your photos have made me very hungry! XOXO

Ann Low 22/6/13 17:44

This sauerkraut sounds new to me but I'm sure this bread is very delicious and healthy.

Oksana 22/6/13 18:33

Angie, I love your bread recipes! Where do you get them? I have been looking for a bread recipe book and haven't found anything I like. This looks amazing!

Rosita Vargas 22/6/13 22:45

Otro pan delicioso quiero probar,saludos y abrazos.

Guru Uru 22/6/13 23:13

I want a really big bite my friend, this is so delicious :D


Monica 23/6/13 02:44

Really unique and that crust is awesome!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 23/6/13 02:56

Very, very out of the box Angie! An intriguing recipe and great looking bread.

Beth 23/6/13 13:55

I learn so much from blogging! I've never heard of kamut bread, and you have introduced me to something new. Enjoy your weekend, Angie!

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 23/6/13 16:22

Angie, I'm totally in love with your Sauerkraut Kamut Bread...just love sauerkraut combined with or accompanied with savory wonderful recipes. This bread is all your amazing bread are!

Jennifer Kendall 23/6/13 16:24

this is such a creative idea Angie! sounds so delicious!

Alida 23/6/13 17:51

Kamut is so popular these days and so good for you. I do love its taste and I would love to try this bread! Lovely with sour cream too!

kitchen flavours 23/6/13 18:29

Wow, lovely! I almost bought the canned sauerkraut the other day! Should have!

Finla 23/6/13 19:04

Wowo looks so good i would have never thought of using sauerkraut in bread.

Alex 23/6/13 22:20

I'm really impressed with this. So much so I already went looking for the kamut flour (I hadn't heard about it before, but it seems they sell it here, too). Thank you so much for sharing.

Gwen 23/6/13 22:34

Fabulous! I adore sauerkraut almost as much as I do crusty bread! Pinning this to make very soon. oxox

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 24/6/13 00:57

I would have never thought to add sauerkraut to bread! I do love it though, especially with pork or sausages so I'm sure I would love it in bread too - especially with a wonderful slice if cheese as you've shown.

Liz Berg 24/6/13 02:01

I could live off bread and cheese! I'd love to taste your sauerkraut version...I'm certain it's wonderful, Angie.

Esther Lau 24/6/13 03:28

wow! bread and cheese, perfect match!!!!

Velva 24/6/13 03:33

This screams German and it is delicious. Americans enjoy sauerkraut and no doubt it is from America's German roots.
This looks delicious.


Kiran @ 24/6/13 03:47

Deliciousness! I've not baked with kamut flour but this looks like a perfect loaf :)

Shirley 24/6/13 04:31

Gorgeous bread! Looks hearty and wonderfully crusty outside. This is the first I've heard of kamut bread or kamut flour. I'll have to look them up, and explore more on your blog!

Rebecca Subbiah 24/6/13 05:10

wow this looks so good :-) would be a great light lunch with fresh tomatoes

mjskit 24/6/13 05:43

I agree with Helene - this bread would be fabulous with sausage salad or sausage anything! I can taste and open-faced sausage sandwich right now with this awesome bread!

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes 24/6/13 05:58

I'm learning a lot of new ingredients from you, Angie. This loaf looks wholesome and bet it's nutritious too!

Emma @ Fork and Good 24/6/13 10:34

Ahhh droool! I love me some crusty bread. Love the pictures, they look gorgeous!

Mich PieceofCake 24/6/13 12:31

This bread with crispy fried onions and sour cream sound so good. I can just imagine the wonderful taste.

Nilu A 24/6/13 12:36

Lovely.. Sounds delicious.. Will try it for sure Angie :-)

Tiffany 24/6/13 15:44

I would have never thought to add sauerkraut to a bread! Was it for moisture and flavor?!??!?! Whatever it was for, it looks amazing! Have a great day chica!

Koko 24/6/13 18:09

What!? There is sauerkraut IN the bread!? This is crazy! I'm a big fan of sauerkraut because it's so healthy for your guts, and this totally takes it to another level. Thanks for the recipe!

Pam 24/6/13 18:15

You come up with the most unique and delicious loaves of bread.

Brooke Schweers 24/6/13 19:10

mmm sauerkraut in the bread?! Oh my, my boyfriend would eat the entire loaf if I ever did this! Your recipes continue to amaze me.

ChickadeeSays 24/6/13 21:06

Oh my goodness this looks DELICIOUS! I've been on such a bread kick lately that I am just going to have to try this!

xx Kait

Mr. & Mrs. P 24/6/13 22:56

That bread looks so rustic and delicious..

Alessandra 24/6/13 23:08

This loaf sound super yummy, never put sauerkraut in bread!


Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 24/6/13 23:44

Such a beautiful bread for picnicking, Angie! It looks delicious.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity 25/6/13 00:26

I've never had sauerkraut bread either. It sure looks and sounds wonderful! I'm definitely going to pin this one to try soon. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 25/6/13 00:38

Fried onions would be so fabulous in a loaf of bread--I love this!

Norma Chang 25/6/13 00:46

Love sauerkraut but never thought of adding it to bread, a novel idea.

Anonymous 25/6/13 01:29

I have decided I'm moving. I need your address so I can be your! Another amazing sounding bread. I'm a big fan of sauerkraut, caraway seeds and fried onions. I can only imagine that this tastes fantastic! I'm pinning this one now. My daughter-in-law has ask to make bread when she comes next week. I think we will try this one!

Soni 25/6/13 02:26

Oh wow! That bread sure looks amazing!Wish I could it right now for our dinner :)

Katie@Cozydelicious 25/6/13 03:06

I've never had bread made with sauerkraut! It looks wonderful. I adore sauerkraut in just about anything so I'm excited to try this!

Juliana 25/6/13 06:53

Such an interesting bread Angie, with sauerkraut...I can imagine the tangy and sweetness flavors in this bread. Beautiful loaf!
Have a great week ahead :D

jehanne@thecookingdoctor 25/6/13 08:09

You inspire me every time with your bread recipe Angie, and this looks so good for lunch meal!

Fimère 25/6/13 09:51

parfait et délicieux
bonne journée

Blog do Chocolate 25/6/13 11:06


Lovely photos, fantastic bread...
Looks wonderful indeed, congratulations on your talent ! :)



Kit @ i-lostinausten 25/6/13 12:22

Wow! Just the prefect recipe & looks great too! I spotted Kamut flours at the organic store the other day & I was wondering what I can do with it. Great sandwich bread indeed! ;)

Amy (Savory Moments) 25/6/13 12:47

Sauerkraut IN the bread?!? Wow! I have never heard or seen this idea before, but I bet it's awesome! We love sauerkraut so this would be perfect for me to try!

Barbara 25/6/13 14:23

Good heavens, I haven't eaten sauerkraut in any form since I was a child! What a fabulous looking loaf, Angie.

Jenn S 25/6/13 15:30

Very intriguing! I would have never thought to use sauerkraut in bread like this... looks and sounds amazing!

Mother Rimmy 25/6/13 15:42

You come up with the most creative, and tasty, creations. My husband adores sauerkraut. He'd love this.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 25/6/13 17:51

Fried onions? I love anything with fried onions! And bread with fried onions-I'm drooling. But swiss cheese with fried onions and bread? You really got me!

Amelia 25/6/13 18:06

Hi Angie, very interesting bread. Look really good. You're an excellent baker. :)

Best regards.

Hema 25/6/13 18:19

Such an awesome loaf, would love to try all the different varieties of bread that you have here..

lena 25/6/13 18:38

wow how i wished i could just grab these and eat!

RavieNomNoms 25/6/13 19:32

Cheese and bread? Where do I sign up?

Amy 25/6/13 22:34

This is beautiful and that crust is gorgeous. Top it off with cheese and a side salad sounds wonderful.

Namitha 26/6/13 01:17

That's such a neat idea. Your bread looks perfect as ever :)

Reeni Pisano 26/6/13 02:27

I want to wrap that up and go on a picnic Angie! What a mouth-watering bread!

Lenia 26/6/13 09:11

This is a very original bread recipe!I would love to try it!

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 26/6/13 09:20

Gahhh, your bread is always out of this need to open that bakery lady!! ;0

Michael Toa 26/6/13 09:46

What a beautiful bread. I love the colour on the crust. I imagine this will make a nice bread for a picnic... that bread, a lot of cheese and wine... :)

Shirley Tay 26/6/13 11:43

U're a real temptress, Angie! Sauerkraut kamut sounds German......

easyfoodsmith 26/6/13 13:24

The bread looks amazing. Baked to perfection with crunchy exterior and crumbly inside.

Karen (Back Road Journal) 26/6/13 14:36

Gorgeous pictures of a delicious sounding bread. Has me looking forward to fall when we will be in Germany.

Natalie G 26/6/13 15:00

oh my what an abundance of amazing flavors, this sounds delicious!

Erica 26/6/13 16:16

You are the bread queen, Angie!That looks amazing!

The Squishy Monster 26/6/13 16:33

What a unique bread, I would love to try this, Angie!!

Jeannie Tay 26/6/13 17:30

You bake very beautiful loaves of bread Angie, this one sounds really exotic with very unusual ingredients that I have not seen before except for cumin!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 26/6/13 19:51

Sauerkraut in the bread? My Austrian dad would love it. So creative.

Nisa Homey 26/6/13 20:16

Girl, you need to start a that click with cheese...yum!

Catherine 26/6/13 20:20

Dear Angie, What a beautiful bread!! Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Daniela Grimburg 26/6/13 22:27

This bread reminds me of a similar one we used to eat when I was a child in Austria.
The recipe sounds delicious and the bread looks so inviting and crispy, it's definitely on my to do list for next week.
Thank you Angie!

Chris Scheuer 26/6/13 22:59

Wow, now this is right up my alley what with all the German blood that runs in my family- yum!

My Little Space 27/6/13 11:07

Kamut flour!!!! Sounds interesting. Will check it out after this. Thanks again for sharing another wonderful bread recipe.

Kate@Diethood 27/6/13 21:38

This is so different, and it sounds incredibly delicious! I would LOVE to bite into that loaf! :-D

tigerfish 28/6/13 06:59

I like your way of enjoying with the cheese and fried onions.

grace 30/6/13 22:20

i've certainly never heard of sauerkraut as a component of bread--how clever of you!

Patty Price 30/6/13 23:35

Home baked bread with cheese-making me hungry right now!!!, looks delicious-love the pictures and your recipe ;-)

Anonymous 3/7/13 13:42

I have made your tasty bread & it was just divine from the outside & fabulously tasty at the inside! Your are certainly a master fabulous baker! xxx

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 3/7/13 20:29

I tell you, nobody makes a loaf of bread like you Angie - not only gorgeous but such wholesome ingredients too. The crispy onion has me swooning!

Terra 8/7/13 06:03

I love the idea of adding sauerkraut in homemade bread. My mother-in-law would adore this recipe! Yum, Hugs, Terra

Kenneth Bakulski 8/5/15 01:46

You change the ingredients from the recipe to the directions: fried onion and dried onion...


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