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Beer Bread Roll

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jennyloh

Beer Bread Roll

I was in for a pleasant surprise when I made the beer bread from Jeffrey Hamelman's Bread book.  It was sweet and tasty.  I had my fun turning this into rolls.  


I've adapted the recipe a little,  reducing whole wheat,  and using the diastatic malt powder as I just couldn't find barley that I could sprout.  


I'm beginning to appreciate the stretch and fold method,  as I do see the impact on the crust.  I'm also learning how to steam my oven such that I get the thin crispy crust.  


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wally

Especially the mini-batard shaped ones.  We used to serve rolls like these at a French restaurant I worked at in Omaha, Nebraska, and the staff gobbled them up even faster than the patrons!


Larry

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jennyloh

Thanks Larry,  I was practicing my shaping for baguettes,  still some way to go on the shaping.  I realised that this bread is good if you eat it on the spot,  after a day or 2,  ehm....the sweet taste seems to disappear.

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Ruthann Apolito

Would you care to share this recipe with the rest of us.  Those rolls look so good, soft center and crispy crust.  I would love to try this.  Are you spraying your oven for steam or placing water in the bottom for the moisture to remain in the over during baking?

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jennyloh

Hi Ruthann - you may find the full recipe in this link:  Check out my full blog here.  


For the steam,  I place water on the bottom of the tray 10 minutes before I put the dough, and spray water on the dough as well.  After every 3 minutes,  spray water into the oven - targetting on the skillet that was in there, about 10 sprays.  Repeat this 2 times.

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Daisy_A

Oh my those do look good - so evenly shaped and golden. Thanks for sharing, Daisy_A

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jennyloh

I've been practicing on my shaping of doughs recently, so,  I guess the round ones looks pretty good,  the mini batard or baguette shape - well, need more work.  Thanks Daisy for the compliments.  I thought the colour was a little dark, perhaps because of the stout.  No matter,  it was a good experience,  with pretty good outcome I felt.