Change of Shape = Change of Flavor?
Hello - I've been a forum voyeur for a while, but this is my first post.
I just noticed something odd, and I can't figure out what's going on:
I made a batch of my favorite unyeasted barley bread and divided it in half. One half I shaped into small rolls, the other half into a batard. They look about the same (crust, crumb, everything normal), but the taste is *noticably* different. Not just a little bit - drastically so. The rolls are bland and tasteless, while the batard is its normal complexely-wheaty self.
Does changing the shape of a bread normally change its taste? My batard is delicious - why are my rolls bland??
Thanks in advance!