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Hoagie rolls

meb21's picture
meb21

Hoagie rolls

I've always wanted to bake hoagie rolls but for some reason was too intimated to try. Maybe because these involve shaping multiple little loaves at once? I don't know but I'm hooked! These were fun to make and they came out great! These are also a great way to practice shaping, as you have to do so many at once. I baked 12 loaves in al. Thinking of making sourdough rolls next, topped with sesame seeds! 

After mixing the dough, I divided and shaped into balls then I flatted and rolled each piece after resting

 

 Here are the rolls after shaping and then after rising and scoring

 

 

What is it about making bread that is so therapeutic? 

I sprayed rolls and oven with water to create just a bit of steam. 

 

Comments

DanAyo's picture
DanAyo

I’d have to call that a smashing success. What a great way to learn to better shape and score. What was the hydration?

Dan

meb21's picture
meb21

thank you! I was pleased...hydration was 57% - bibs red mill artisan flour. Sugar 3%, salt 2%, oil 5%, and IDY 1.13%.

 

20 min mix, divided into balls and rest, then flattened, rolled, and shaped and rise for about an hour.  I already want to made again :)

DanAyo's picture
DanAyo

WOW! 57% sounds low. Does that take into account the 5% oil? I am surprised.

meb21's picture
meb21

It does sound low but doesn’t include the oil. 57% water only and I think the addition of all that oil made them so soft. I’d be open to bumping that up mayyyyybe just a little. But the dough did come out pretty soft and easy to handle. So I probably wouldn’t change it much. Thinking of giving it a try? 

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DanAyo

I would like to try it, but that will have to wait. I like the idea of shaping and scoring practice. At this time I am preparing a Community Bake that will feature pizza. I am up to my ears getting this ready for the weekend, Monday at the latest.

 

meb21's picture
meb21

That sounds like fun - tell me more I'm not familiar with a community bake? And I loooove pizza so I'm all ears

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DanAyo

The following are links to Community Bakes. Take a look at a few to get an idea of how they work.

If you want to be notified of the Pizza Community Bake  post a reply to this POST and I’ll notify you via PM. It should start in the next few days.

 

Danny

meb21's picture
meb21

Done thanks! How often do these come up?

DanAyo's picture
DanAyo

About 4 times a year. The CBs are a great learning tool and lots of fun.