March 29, 2023 - 7:02am
Reinhardt soft cheese bread additions
I am making cheesy jalapeño bread using P. Reinhart’s soft cheese bread (spiral rolls are the aim) recipe as a base. Since I want to take it to work for breakfast wanted to add in some ham as well. Could anyone say if this addition would affect the ratios or if I should do it as loaves instead of rolls?
Last month I did just what you are thinking of- diced ham, roasted jalapeños diced and patted dry, and grated cheese. I put the wet jalapeños in during shaping and let it go for the final rise. I wasn't sure if the excess moisture of the somewhat wet peppers would affect the surrounding dough too much. The ham and cheese can be mixed in at the last folds before the bulk ferment ends.
Hope this helps!
Went ahead with them as spiral log cut into rolls with Canadian bacon dice, sharp cheddar and pickled jalapeños; added sage and nutmeg to dough. They were a hit at the office. Will make it the logs a smaller circumference next time.