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Spicy Roast Carrot Poppy Sesame Knotted SD [Formerly Kaiser] Rolls

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andychrist

Spicy Roast Carrot Poppy Sesame Knotted SD [Formerly Kaiser] Rolls

Because nothing should ever be simple. ;-)

Swiped Floyd's recipe for Sweet Potato Rolls and desecrated the hell out of it. :)

Substituted roast carrot for the sweet potato, BF for AP, and powdered milk reconstituted with orange pineapple juice for the whole milk. Added egg, potato starch, turmeric and a little VWG. Used old fashion pickling spice rather than nutmeg and cinnamon, starting it all off with a SD rye levain. Kneaded dough in Braun K1000 and drizzled in a bit of sesame oil at the last minute. Let rest and rolled over sesame seeds into ropes, knotted and left to rise. Brushed with salted egg/honey wash, sprinkled additional sesame and poppy, baked as directed. Okay, consistency may not be my strong suit, but they taste delish and are soft and light as challah. Thin, delicate crust for a change.

Thanks to Floyd and everyone else here who chimed in about Kaisers too!

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Mini Oven

Sorry, I have to object to your "kaiser" name, these are no longer Kaiser rolls.  Knotted rolls, yes, and very lovely ones and I love the crumb colour!  ...and very curious about the taste.

But...

A Kaiser roll is very limited in it's shape and ingredients.  

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andychrist

Ha, knew you'd nail me on the technicality, Min! :-) But my rolls are not missing anything that Kaisers have, they're just fusion, a Challah-Kaiser cross. ;-) ;-) Do have to work on my shaping though, saw the video on knotting but it didn't show how they baked up. Was afraid or over-handling the ropes; next time will tie them tighter for symmetry. 

Kinda hard to describe the flavor. McCormick's Pickling Spice blends sweet and savory (I just add turmeric and celery seed to it when putting up my garden vegetables for "bread & butters.") Anyway, the sesame and poppy came through the strongest. Not so sure I could taste the pineapple/orange/carrot, would have to bake another batch without it to compare... But that's not gonna happen, this recipe works so well as is. 

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DavidEF

Because nothing should ever be simple. ;-)

Sums up the whole thing. And they do look delish! Good job! Who cares if it's not a Kaiser?