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Sourdough Spelt Bialys with Caramelized Onions

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isand66

Sourdough Spelt Bialys with Caramelized Onions

  It's been too long since I made some bialys.  Bialys seem to be the forgotten stepchild of bagels it seems :).  My original formula and procedure is here.

I decided to use around 28% freshly milled and sifted spelt flour along with First Clear flour in this bake.  I also use freshly caramelized onions instead of dehydrated onions and added some balsamic vinegar to finish them off.  I under-estimated how much onions to sub for the dehydrated and did not have enough for all the biayls so I used some shredded cheese instead.  Not a bad replacement if you ask me.

I also bulk fermented the dough instead of shaping the bialys and then refrigerating them.  Other than that you can follow along with the original instructions.  For the dough I bulk fermented after 3 rounds of S & F's every 25 minutes and let the dough sit out at 78 degrees for 1.5 hours total.  The next day I took the dough out and let it sit for around 1.5 hours at 78 degrees, shaped them into balls, let them proof for 1.5 hours, shaped per original recipe and baked.

The fresh caramelized onions really added a nice sweet flavor to these and were worth trying.

Download the Formula here.

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dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

right over   I'll take one cheese and one onion since you don't have a chorizo, onion and Cotija one:-)  Bet they are delicious though.  Lucy hopes you and the black ones had a great Labor Day.

Happy baking Ian

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isand66

Once Lucy perfects that transporter thingy you are welcome any time :).

I wish I had some chorizo and Cotija to try on these....I was thinking it may make Stan send a Golem after me, but it may be worth the risk!

Glad you like them and Happy Baking to you and Lucy.

Regards,
Ian

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Danni3ll3

I have never tried bialys and your look amazing!

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isand66

I hope you give them a try.  You can try the non-bastardized version in my original posts first or just jump right into the fire with this version.

Happy Baking!

Ian

Ru007's picture
Ru007

Yum! Caramelized onions just make things better! The crumb looks perfect too :)

I almost missed the butterfly in the flowers, such a great picture :)

Great post Ian, happy baking!

Ru

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isand66

Glad you like them and hope you give a version a try one day.

Sadly, the flowers are coming to an end soon with the Flox some of the last flowers to bloom before fall sets in.  We have a few fall flowers but mostly the hydrangeas will still be around for a while with everything else wilting away.

Happy baking!

Ian

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alfanso

and Bialystoks.  Yep, that's what we always called them until the name got shortened.  I think that I liked them every bit as much as the bagels we'd pick up, still piping hot, from Rubenstein's Bagels on those frigid winter weekend mornings.

They look great!

alan

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isand66

Glad you like them.  You're right there is nothing like piping hot bagels and bialys 😋.

Regards,

ian

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trailrunner

As usual perfection in all things !!  My flowers are coming to an end ....but I have Fall crocus !! If you have never seen them you are in for a treat on line. They are amazing little bulbs and SO cheerful yellow. I am going to look for the other kind that are purples and whites as well. and get planting for next year. 

Will have to give bialy a try. it has been a while since I did rolls or bagels as well. c

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isand66

I hope you give it a try soon.

I will have to look up the fall crocus as I don't believe I have any of those.

Happy Baking.

ian

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Cedarmountain

  Caramelized onions, cheese....those look delicious Ian!

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isand66

Appreciate your kind words.

Regards,

Ian

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MontBaybaker

Do you ship to Utah?  Will try this when I get home in a couple of weeks.  Tomorrow I'm making a batch of bacon-onion jam as a birthday gift for my son-in-law.  Hopefully I can duplicate the batch I gave him last year; as usual I combined a few recipes.  Wonder how that would taste as a bialy topping?

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isand66

Love the idea of the bacon onion jam.  It would be perfect and I will have to try it.

Hope you give it a try and feel free to send some my way too 😏.

Regards,

Ian

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PalwithnoovenP

Bialys might be the next to try after the bagel-inspired bread with onions, just don't know how I will flip them without a mess.  These look killer! And the crumb shot at the end tells the story of the bialy's shape well.

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isand66

I hope you try a version one day and let me know how it turns out.

Look forward to your next bake soon I hope.

Happy Baking.

Ian

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Elsie_iu

but I've never had bialys before. As you mentioned, bagels are more popular in comparison. Before I started searching for inspirations online, I didn't even know they existed...

You obviously can't go wrong with caramelized onions but since I'm too busy to make a batch of them and I'm insane, I'm thinking about aonori sesame pork floss and roasted red bell peppers with feta...

The crumb looks so soft! I thought that glamorous picture with a butterfly on the flowers would only appear in movies :)

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isand66

Glad you like them.  You can use dehydrated onions per my original post if you want to try and be more authentic but I love the sound of your idea 😎.  Hope to see your post on them soon.

My wife kept telling me about the beautiful butterfly's hanging around our Flox so I'm happy I was able to get a nice shot.

Happy Baking.

Regards,

Ian