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Cold Rainy Roll kind of day

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Mini Oven

Cold Rainy Roll kind of day

Just throwing something together... a 300g spelt, 200g wheat bread flour, half a cup of yeast water starter, apple yeast water some scalded milk, blob of butter and a decent shake of ground caraway, 10g salt.   Forgot how rubbery wheat dough can be.  Had to let it relax so often!  After bulking, stretched the dough into a two foot long narrow pizza like shape, rest, and cut triangles to roll up.  

Something different and easy.  Brushed with milk and let 'em rise under a wet  towel.   210°C hot oven with steam. 20 min. 

"Ding!"        Who cares if da sun don't shine!

 

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Elsie_iu

Reminds me of the Japanese croissant-shaped butter rolls (塩パン) that's all the rage in HK recently.  Yours have to be tastier of course with the spelt and apple YW! I like the idea of caraway. Are these rolls sweet? Since you added caraway, they might go well with a bowl of savory soup. They'll steal the show though :) I'm quite surprised the dough resisted to be rolled despite being 60% spelt. Your AP flour isn't particularly strong, is it? 

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Mini Oven

I was using AP bench flour but the flour in the dough was ...bread flour!  A 700 bread flour here.  I kept thinking this stuff reminded me of the gluten film posted recently.  My bad... now I have to edit the post!  Good I had so much spelt in it.  I had the tightest firmest "baby behind" I ever experienced.  (Remind me not to attempt "write ups" all by myself.)  Didn't get much of a chance to knead it much.  ...and yes I used wet hands.  Only dusted the countertop when I rolled out the dough and hardly used any.  Could have skipped it entirely.  

These rolls are not sweet.  Apple yeast water isn't sweet, the yeast eats the fructose.  (Can hardly taste the caraway.)  Yeast water didn't colour the crumb much either.  Tasted it and decided not to remove my  2 week old apple chunks.  While this dough was rising I added more water to the yeast water jar then stuck a stick blender into the chunks and puréed the stuff.  Looks more like applesauce now and the yeasts are smiling.  Happy yeast. Back into the fridge.

Half the rolls are gone already, stuffed with ham & cheese, lettuce and mayo, mustard, pickle.  

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Mini Oven

was different than with a Vienna dough.  Coming from the garden, the house smelled of pancakes and berry syrup long past midnight.  

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Sadiye

I would really like to try these Mini, could you give an indication for hydration? 

Sadiye

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Mini Oven

that I first underestimated how much water the flour absorbed and had to keep adding moisture.  To do it again I would start with 65% and splash a little bit more while moisening the flour to "shaggy."  

To make rolls you can use just about any recipe, a medium hydration dough as it is easier to roll out, cut, then roll up. Dough should be about 3/8" thick or just under 1cm. 

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Sadiye

Thanks Mini.  I was interested in your rolls as they contained quite high  percentage spelt flour and yeast water levain as well.  I thought 65% too, will give it a try.

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dabrownman

how dead it is this time:-)  These look great and would compliment any meal from breakfast to midnight rations or MidRats as we called them in the Navy! Very nice throw together for sure.

Happy baking MO

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Mini Oven

It's been a while since purée.  (Chopped up the apple chunks with a stick mixer.)

...and feed it/them.  

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Mini Oven

:)