Today's exercise: Kaiser rolls, stamped/folded
Aim: Shaping Kaiser rolls, using the fold, and stamp methods to compare the results.
All of my most recent Kaiser roll bakes have used the knot shaping method. I have become proficient in the knot method, so, I left that one out. Let's look at the results separately.
A. The stamp.
I have had this plastic stamp for quite a while. Today is the first time using it. I really like the way the crust peeled open when I pressed just right. That being said, this look is far from traditional Kaiser rolls.
B. The fold.
I have used the fold method in more than a few bakes, with varying degrees of success. Today I folded only two. I am still not satisfied with my folded Kaiser rolls. At the moment I am considering giving up in favor of the easier options.
1. I have to much spare time.
2. My Kaiser rolls from now on will consist of a mix of knotted and stamped. Sometimes a few of each, sometimes exclusively one method or the other.