Sourdough New England Lobster Roll - trying out the new pan
Sending this to Yeastspotting .
Got a new hot dog pan recently, and found the attached recipe here . Reading through the comments, many people noted that the buns were a bit too dense. Going back to the formula, I noticed that the flour amount was much more than I would expected (I measured the volume comparing to the usual sandwich tin), and the dough was not kneaded that much. As I have posted before, for soft light volumious breads, intensive kneading to achieve a thin but tough windowpane is the key. After adjusting kneading process and flour amount, the rolls turned out to be very soft and light, not dense at all.
Note: fit one new england hot dog roll pan
Note: total flour is 250g
starter (100%), 13g
bread flour 41g
1. Mix and let fermentation at room temp (75F) for 12 hours.
- Final Dough
bread flour, 153g
all purpose flour, 50g
butter, 20g (softened)
1. mix until stage 3 of windowpane (-30sec), see this post  for details.
2. rise at room temp for 4-5 hours until double.
3. punch down, round, rest, roll out to the size of the pan, put into pan, rest for 20min, completely stretch out to fill all corners of the pan.
4. proof until 70-80% full, about 5 hours at 78F.
5 take an oiled cookie sheet, cover the pan with it, put something heavy on top, bake at 375F for 15min, take away the heavy thing and cookie sheet, bake uncovered until golden, about another 10-15min.
Flip over and we get the rolls
Light and soft, with even crumb, the flour used is 250g, comparing to the 400g in provided formula.
With lobster salad
Classic NE lobster roll, super yummy