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German Style WEIZENBRÖTCHEN Bread

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isand66

German Style WEIZENBRÖTCHEN Bread

 A few days ago my wife decided to make her delicious meat sauce and I volunteered to make a bread to go with it.  I didn't have time to create a starter so I made a straight dough based on the German Style rolls I have made before which I posted about here.

I of course had to change it up a little since that's kind of what I like to do.  I added some freshly ground whole Kamut flour and used honey instead of sugar.

I wanted a nice light crunchy bread that would be good to mop up the heavy tomato based meat sauce and this did just the trick.

The Kamut gave the bread a little extra nutty flavor while adding a nice yellow hue to the final bread.

For a relatively quick bread without a starter this really did come out pretty good and is worth a try.

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German Weizenbrotchen Bread (%)

German Weizenbrotchen Bread (weights)

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Porky was happy to eat the crumbs of this fine bread :)

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dabrownman

So what makes this German?  The Italian Caputo 00 flour, the Kamut -a proprietary Italian style durum semolina or the Italian olive oil.  I think the only thng that makes this German is that ceramic Pig that reminds Max and Lexi where sausage comes from:-)

All that aside. it sure looks tasty enough to sop up any kind of sauce especially your wif's Italian Sunday Gravy ....eeeerrrrr.....I mean..... German meat sauce :-)  Had to be absolutely fantastic not to mention delicious  no matter what you call it.  Love the crust on this one - amazing what Kamut can do to the color of crust and crumb.

Well done  and Happy Baking Ian

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isand66

Okay...you're right!  It started out German and now it's a mutt like Lexi and Max :).

Thanks DA.  This one was perfect for the task at hand.  I will post my other bread which is similar but used a SD starter.

I was going to make a YW bread/rolls this weekend, but it looks like I may have killed my YW starter.  I refreshed it twice but my starter has been sitting at 78 degrees since 10 AM this morning and I've got nothing but goop right now.

Might have mix up a SD starter instead as I'm almost done with my bread from earlier this week.

Anyway, thanks for your kind words.

Happy Baking....say hi to Lucy from Max and Lexi!

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dabrownman

that you feed the YW like I do, then get a couple packs of it out of the freeer and drop the fruit in the waer with tsp of honey and 1/2 tsp of sugar.  Shake it every two hours and leave it on the counter.  Should be ready to make bread in a couple of days.

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isand66

Nope...I never froze my fruit.

I may just have to start again..but not big deal.

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CAphyl

Ian:  Looks wonderful.  Did you grind your Kamut flour?  I haven't done that, but am planning to try it. I like the unique scoring as well.  I have read about yeast water, but have not made my own yet.  Will have to try that as well.

By the way, I will try and convince my husband on the pizza BBQ device, but I figure I should get a nice glass of beer in his hand before I try to persuade him....Best,  Phyllis

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isand66

Thanks Phyllis.  I did grind my own but you can also buy it from Breadtopia.com if you don't want to grind it yourself.

Good luck with your hubbie!

Regards,

Ian

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hanseata

and with the use of a low protein flour like Italian 00 it is like a German or Austrian style bread - one kind of the many.

Dear DBM, what makes it an especially German style bread, is, of course, that the original formula for Weizenbrötchen was posted by this German :)

Karin

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isand66

Thank you Karin.  I appreciate you putting onto using this style flour for something other than pizza.  I have another SD version I will post shortly.

Thanks for clearing up the German versus Italian thing.....we don't want WW IV starting over this!

Ian

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Mebake

Looks great , Ian! 

khalid

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isand66

Thanks Khalid.

Can't wait to see what you are up to next.

Regards,
Ian