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Multi Grain Rolls or Vollkorn Brötli

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Multi Grain Rolls or Vollkorn Brötli

Lady (most of the time) Oreo and I



are back home from our hunting trip. Looking in the freezer my return was needed (and hopefully appreciated) because that thing was empty, not a single piece of bread to be seen. Luckily I brought a frozen loaf of my simple cabin bread with me, so the next morning sandwiches for my older son and my wife for their lunches were possible. As I will be busy the next couple of days I decided to simulate a small bakery day and try to process 9kg or 20lb dough at once. On the plan I put Cabin Bread, Zopf or Swiss Sunday Bread, Farmers Bread (Ruchbrot) and Multi Grain Rolls (Vollkorn Brötli). I started in that order as my calculation indicated that this would work with available space, bulk fermentation, proof and oven times. This morning I finished the Multi Grain Rolls as I retarded fermentation of the dough in the fridge, this retardation ads to the tremendous flavor of this rolls.





These rolls are the favorite of my wife and developing the formula took some time. I'm very happy with the result and I have to make sure there is always a batch in the freezer for Sylvia's lunch sandwich. I also believe that the rye sourdough starter (St.Clair) I got from Mark Sinclair at the Back Home Bakery in Montana gave the rolls the additional flavor and that "something special".


 


Thomas


To print or download the formula go here and you can also listening to their "singing" when they come out of the oven: http://tssaweber.com/WP/thomas-bread-secrets/multi-grain-rolls-or-vollkornbrotli/

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inlovewbread

Your dog is making me miss our family dog- also a german shorthair pointer. She has passed on, but man are they great dogs. Yours looks like a real sweetie.


Thanks for the formula for your rolls. I would like to try them, and I have a rye sourdough starter going. 


Lovely post. Thanks for sharing.


 

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tssaweber

I'm sorry to hear you lost your dog and believe me I understand.....


As long as the "hunting switch" is not turned on she is a very sweet family dog, but lucky me, an avid hunter when we are out in the field.


Make sure when you try the rolls to use the St.Clair methods, pictures are included under Mark's post.


Thomas

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mcs

Thanks for the formula and for the 'singing' video too.  BTW, is that a McDonald's plate that I saw at the end of the video? 


-Mark

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tssaweber

Thanks Mark, 


Not only your rye starter helped, there is a lot of St.Clair processing going into this rolls. I'm glad you didn't patent your way, it would be expensive for me!!







And yes your right, this is a McDonald plate. The kids still use this plates even though the older will be 18 next spring....


Thomas


BTW, I tried to integrate this video here like you, but I only got an empty box, probably as it is HD it is to big for TFL!

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chouette22

And I'll try the Vollkornbroetli-formula as well. Vielen Dank!

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tssaweber

Thanks Chouette22,


Make sure you use the St.Clair process, pics are below.


Thomas

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caryn

Thomas- I hadn't checked out "Fresh Loaf" for a while, and just noticed your wonderful rolls.  I tried to download your formula, but my antique PC was uable to install a program required to get it from your blog.  Would you be able to post it here, so others like me could use it.  Thank you.  They look amazing.  --Caryn

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tssaweber

Hi Caryn


Sorry to hear it didn't work for you.


Unfortunately TFL doesn't allow uploading the file formats I use, but if you send me your email address I will forward to you the Excel spreadsheet with the formula. If Excel doesn't work, I can try to convert it into a Word format, it will not look good but at least you have the fomula and tips for the process. Just use the message facility of TFL to send the information.


Thomas


 

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tssaweber

Caryn,


I have added a PDF and an Excel 97 (in the ZIP) file to my bread recipes. Maybe you are able to use one of this fromats.


Let me know if it works!


Thomas


http://tssaweber.com/WP/2009/10/issues-with-my-bread-recipe-files/

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caryn

Thank you for posting the excel and pdf formats.  I was able to get them. I will try making  these rolls as soon as I get the time.

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avatrx1

I'm a dog lover and have 4 rescued dogs of my own.  My Chessie (generic type - and also a 'dumped" dog was either shot or stolen by a hunter a couple of years ago.  I still hope that someday I'll find him.  he would never leave me voluntarily.


Since then I have taken in a variety of dogs from a Shar-Pei/Lab mix to a Black lab mix to a 'who knows what but he weighs about 170 lbs dog' and a smaller bearded collie/lab something mix.  (the big dog my brothers friend says is a Tibetan Mastiff of some type).  I really don't care what he is or what they are  I love them all! (we live on 60 acres with creeks and woods, so lots of room to run.


A friend/customer of ours offered me a pick of the litter of the breed your dog is after I lost Whiskey, but I turned her down.  I wasn't ready to have my heart broken quite yet when she offered.  In retrospect maybe I should have.    Your pooch is beautiful!


As for your multi grain rolls?  I'm definetly gonna give those a try.  They look like just what I've been looking for.


give your puppy a hug and kiss for me.


-susie

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tssaweber

Thanks Susie, I've done so and I agree that you should have picked a GSP puppy, they are such great dogs and 60 acres are enough for them to have a lot of fun.


Let me know how your try on the Multi Grain Rolls goes.


Thomas