Shaping Kaiser rolls that is. I am looking at Saturday Morning for my next bake. I was thinking maybe I could tempt a few here to join me? Kaiser rolls and Salzstangerl, anyone?
Today's bake. One dough three types of bread. (Small scale test bake #1)
Dough type: Light Vienna dough
1. Kaiser roll
2. Salt sticks
3. Poppy horns
Pre-shape/Shape in approx. One hour.
The advanced shaping technics were a complete fail. I am thinking I needed to relax the dough more. I an effort to salvage the bake, I switched gears and reshape them into the double knot.
I am not overly concerned with the uneven baking. I Am to stubborn to bake one sheet at a time. That being what it is, I am really happy with the five perfectly done rolls! At the same time, I am very disappointed that my only bake in two weeks is a fail. I really thought I had the shaping down cold. Oh well back to the drawing board.
Surely brings back memories. Home, family, friends, and food! The fresh homemade roll only makes it better!
The rolls look really great Will, why are you calling this a fail? I love the knotting you did with them and the seeds as well.
You see Benny, the knotting was plan "B" after I attempted to do the Kaiser roll folds. These were reshaped after the failed planned shaping. So what I had planned failed. However, I was able to pull a rabbit out of the hat.
OK that folding technique is a bit complex to follow. I think I’d need to make up some dough without any yeast just to practice on in order to figure that out before trying on a fermenting dough.
Tiny Oven, recommended using a potholder to practice. Funny thing is my first try ever, turned out very encouraging. I felt like today was going to be a sinch! I believe They just needed to chill-lax, some!
OK Will, the Kaisers didn't work, but like a great baker or chef, you were able to save the situation with a good plan B!
You certainly picked a maestro for the Kaiser shaping - presumably Dietmar Kappl of homebaking.at, but like all maestros, he makes the shaping look too easy!
He lulled me into a false sense of security!