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Not So Pink Valentine Vienna Chocolate Rose

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dabrownman

Not So Pink Valentine Vienna Chocolate Rose

I joined in on The 3 Twisted Sister’s GMA bake this week to do a Valentine Rose.  The premise was to do Vienna bread dough and make it into a Valentine Rose somehow.  The GMA’s posted their fine examples yesterday so this was a tough act, all 3 of them, to follow.  But, we had the last of our left over panettone to use up and on our side.

 

There were all kinds of new things for us on this bake.  We have never made a Vienna bread before and was sort of taken back by the sugar, egg, fat and milk in most of the recipes on the Internet.  It was sort of Challah like when it came right down to it.  There are some recipes out there without all of these enrichments but if you can use them all – why not?

  

We wanted to put our own twisted outlook into this bread so we decided to take it pink and savory only to change our mind later, after the savory was in, to take it sweet too.  The pink came from slicing ¼ of a beet and putting it into the mini chopper with 50 g of water and having the mini chopper do its best to liquefy it.  After straining, we were left with some really beet red juice and some red beet pulp.

  

We mixed the beet juice with the water for the dough and it ended up making a pretty as pink dough.  The beet pulp we sautéed with some beet greens and a clove of garlic to use for the filling in the rose roll-up thinking savory was the way to go and the red and green filling would be nice in this bread.

 

Then at the last minute Red Velvet Cake into my apprentices brain somehow and she thought that the dough was more sweet than savory and some cocoa powder and sugar added to the filling would make it taste more red velvety.  She also thought that some chocolate chips would also be a good addition to the filling since she and most ladies know roses and chocolates are the bare minimum for Valentines day.

  

I went ahead with Lucy’s recommendations wondering how the savory beet greens, beet pulp and garlic would jive with the chocolate and sugar.  We added a mix of whole grains, to the leavain only.  It was our usual rye, spelt, Kamut and whole wheat  and got the whole grains up to nearly 20%.

  

While the last feeding of the levain was ongoing, we autolysed the rest of the ingredients sans filling for 3 hours.  Once the autolyse and the levain came together we did 10 minutes of French slap and folds and then let the dough rest for 20 minutes before performing 3 sets of French folds on 20 minute intervals. 

  

After the last fold we allowed the dough to rest 10 minutes before dividing it in two and rolling each out to 10” x 18” rectangle.  We brush each with melted butter first then sprinkled on the beet green and pulp, sugar and cocoa mix followed by the chocolate chips.

  

We then rolled it up from the wide end, pinching the seams and ending up with a rope 18” long.  After finishing the 2nd rope, we split each with a paring knife down the middle ending up with 4 rope halves.

  

Two of the rope halves were crossed in the middle and then braided each direction making sure to keep the cut side up.  Once the other 2 half ropes were braided together, each of the 2 braided ropes were placed on a baking sheet covered in parchment by coiling each in a snail shape, one following the other, again trying to keep the cut sides up.  The result was one fairly big pink rose.

  

We let it proof on the counter for 90 minutes in a plastic trash can liner before refrigerating it for a 12 hour retard.  The next morning the rose was allowed to warm up and final proof for 4 hours before being brushed with an egg wash and going into the 425 F baking stone for 10 minutes of steam.  We used a combo Sylvia’s steaming pans and David’s 12” Iron skillet with lava rocks for the steam.

 

The rose had expanded nicely while doing its final proof but it also sprang very well in the oven too.  After 12 minutes the steam was removed and oven turned down to 350 F, convection this time.  The bread was turned on the stone every 8 minutes to ensure even baking.  The rose reached 205 F and we turned off the oven with the door ajar to allow the crust to further crisp on the stone for 8 more minutes.

 

The rose was removed from the oven to the cooling rack.  Total baking time was 30 minutes – 12 minutes of steam and 18 minutes without plus 8 minutes resting on the stone for 38 minutes total.  The rose browned nicely due to the egg wash.  It is nice looking rose where we hope the pink survived under the crust but, we will not know for a couple of hours.

This bread turned out to be shocking 3 ways.  One, the pink dough went away with just some red where the beet pulp and leaf saute was incorporated - I was robbed!  Two, you can't taste any beet either - not a trace - nor the garlic either.  Three, this bread tastes wonderful as a sweet chocolate bread. So if you want the pink to stay, put in some red food coloring :-)

The crumb is so soft, moderately glossy and fairly open.  Where the yellow tinge in the crumb came from is strange since it is  coming from a definite pink.  I guess the egg and butter finally won out ?  I love the taste of this bread but I also want tomake a straighten up Vienna bread without the goodies added in.  It also has to be a fantastic bread on the sweet side.

Formula

Starter Build

Build 1

Build 2

Build 3

Total

%

WWW & AP SD Starter

13

0

0

13

1.82%

Kamut

6

6

12

24

3.37%

Spelt

6

6

12

24

3.37%

Dark Rye

6

6

12

24

3.37%

Whole Wheat

6

6

12

24

3.37%

Water

24

24

48

96

13.47%

Total

61

48

96

205

28.77%

 

 

 

 

 

 

SD Starter Totoals

 

%

 

 

 

Flour

102.5

14.39%

 

 

 

Water

102.5

14.39%

 

 

 

Starter Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

15.89%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

Red Malt

10

1.40%

 

 

 

Bread Flour

300

42.11%

 

 

 

AP

300

42.11%

 

 

 

Total Dough Flour

610

85.61%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

10

1.40%

 

 

 

Beet Infused Water

320

44.91%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration w/o starter

52.46%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

 

 

Sugar

40

5.61%

 

 

 

Egg

50

7.02%

 

 

 

NF Dry Milk powder

15

2.11%

 

 

 

Butter

40

5.61%

 

 

 

Total

145

20.35%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour w/ Starter

712.5

 

 

 

 

Beet Infused Water 320 & Water

422.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydration w/ Starter & Adds

65.68%

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

1,510

 

 

 

 

% Whole Grain

19.30%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Chips

100

 

 

 

 

Beet, Almond & Cocoa Filling

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filling is sauted beet leaves, 2 tsp ea cocoa & sugar

 

 

35 g of almond meal & left over beet juice pulp

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

gmagmabaking2's picture
gmagmabaking2

Very well done. Beautiful. I am waiting for that crumb shot. I bet the pink held. Can't wait to see.

Diane

gmagmabaking2's picture
gmagmabaking2

Very well done. Beautiful. I am waiting for that crumb shot. I bet the pink held. Can't wait to see.

Diane

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

My apprentice was robbed.  No worries.  Next time we know to put red food coloring in instead.  So many unusual outcomes for this bread 'The Case of the  Disappearing Pink'  is just one of them :-)  No taste of beet or garlic is even more surprising.  It was still fun to do and I found out we love Vienna Bread, especially when it has chocolate in it!

Loved baking with you and the results, if not pink, are worth the effort!

Happy  baking

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

since I cut into this rose and it was pinkless.  Next time its cancer causing red food coloring for sure.  Bake and learn :-)  It was still such a nice bread and it tastes great.  I'm going to use Vienna bread for challah too.

It was fun to bake you GMA's this week.  Your no knead projects sound interesting too.

Happy baking

Mebake's picture
Mebake

Very elaborate description of the bread (pastry?) DA! very nice. 

with all the ingredients above, this should turn out as a treat all by itself. 

 

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

Vienna bread before. If we had known it was a nice enriched sweet dough it would have had chocolate in it long ago.  Not so sure about the beets.  I guess I'm kind of glad the beets, beet leaves and garlic didn't come through in the taste.  Some left over pink would have been nice though.

Glad you liked it Khalid and glad you are back to baking !

Toad.de.b's picture
Toad.de.b

...not beet water, knowing you (and Ian).

This one's a gem.  Looks fabulous.  Crumb shot?  Heck, who cares -- can I just have a slice?

Nice work dab!

Tom

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

are teasers! The crumb came out fine and the taste - surprisingly good.  The only pink was just a tinge in the crust.  Oh well - next time it will be pink or possibly look like red velvet bread when my apprentice gets through with it :-)

Glad you liked it Tom - no Toadies in it because we ran out ......again.

isand66's picture
isand66

Sorry the  pink went away DA but it turned out excellent none the less.  Try tomato paste next time as I  think that may work a little better.  Someone recently posted a multi-color bread so I think we need to consult her.  I just finished baking some boring by comparison rolls which I will post soon.

i bet yourbwife will be happy with her Valentines Day rose.

ian

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dabrownman

I'm going for red food coloring and Red Velvet Chocolate Valentine Rose next time!  I'd like to know what the chemical process is since my hands are still red after peeling those teasers!  The beets stayed red when I baked them for 40 minutes too! I guess it wasn't the heat!  Maybe it's the 'power of flour' or the evil gluten bugs at work  :-)  You have to make some Vienna bread if you haven't before - very nice.  I combined 3 or 4 recipes off the Intenet and converted it to SD.

I will have to get to your roll post

Baking on without any pinky stuff!