Tag Archives: Yoghurt

June 4th, 2016

Kifle

Kifle (1)Some Weeks ago a reader send me a recipe asking if I could change it to less yeast and with the possibility to let the rolls proof overnight in the fridge. The recipe was – to use the famous words of Alfred Biolek – “interesting” as it contained not only a lot of yeast but baking powder as well.  So it was not very surprisingly that the recipe yielded roll which taste not so good and get stale very fast.

And my recipe variant only contains now hints of the old one. With a poolish, a water roux, adjusted yeast amount and no baking powder it is a complete different story. I had to adjust the amounts of flour as well as my first draft was getting slightly on the to wet side. The final formula has still a higher hydration then the original recipe, but the dough is good to handle when the gluten network is fully developed.

And I am more then pleased with the Kifle. They have very fluffy crumb and a perfect soft crust and develop a fine flavour due to poolish and yoghurt. A perfect roll for both sweet and hearty Spreads.

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July 19th, 2015

Black and Red Currant Mousse Cake

Johannisbeer-Mousse-Törtchen (3)

In  my parents garden grows one single cassis bush next to the red currant bushes. When I was picking berries two weeks ago I sneaked some cassis into my bowl as well, as I had already the plan in my mind to serve little mousse cakes for the Sunday coffee with my parents.

Light mousse cakes made with Joghurt, berries and white chocolate are especially delicious on hot summer days. I did something similar already as filling of this raspberry charlotte. This time I topped a chocolate sponge with a mousse made of a mixture of red currant and cassis. The mousse hides a kernel of currants and cassis compote. It is a delicious little cake with a slight sourness and bit of sweetness, perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons.

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January 25th, 2015

Potato Knots

Kartoffelknoten (2)A short look through the kitchen cupboards produced a open glass of yoghurt, some boiled potatoes form our Lunch and a leftover of whole rye flour. Together with a little spoonful of sourdough (a idea I copied from Günther Weber) I kneaded them to a dough and let them rise over night. The next morning I formed and baked some rolls from this dough which rose highly while we splept.

The rolls I served shortly later for breakfast had a soft, fluffy crumb and a great complex flavour. A great roll for breakfast or brunch!

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June 19th, 2014

Little Peach Tortes with a red heart

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When I looked through my freezer two weeks ago I found some red currants from last year and some peaches, which seems to hide themselves when I was baking peache torte in February. Looking on the the berries and peaches I decided to bake some little mousse tortes.

For the Sponge I used a recipe from Matthias Ludwigs . He whips the egg white together with starch to soft peaks. I could not believe that it should work but it did! It helps to fold in the flour, starch and egg white in the dough without loosing its volume. For the filling I created once again my own recipe.

Because pentecost was a really warm day, I froze the tortes for four hours. And even then the 15 minute ride in the hot car was enough to defrost them. At my parents place, we enjoyed them together with iced coffee, ginger basil lemonade and an elder flower lemonade in the shadow on their veranda. There is no better way to spend a summer sunday!

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April 6th, 2014

Raspberry Charlotte

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In April a lot of our family members on both sides celebrate their birthdays. On my side my mum, my sister and my little nephew have their birthdays within four days in the first week of April (and one my Aunts is born in this week as well). The three decided to celebrate together and so I spent most of the weekend in the kitchen, baking birthday cakes. My sister wished for a raspberry cake and I decided to make a Raspberry Charlotte.

For the filling I go for a mixture of two of my favourite raspberry fillings because I could not find a recipe I really liked. The yoghurt adds a light touch to the cake and balanced nicely the sweetness of the white chocolate.

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February 15th, 2014

Sweet Lassi

Süßer Lassi

Melanie from Mangoseele invited us to celebrate the first birthday of her blog with a blog event that fits to her blog Name:  Mango.

Sadly Mangos come directly after strawberries on my personal allergy list. And so I had to do what I always do: I left out the mango from the recipe to prevent red dots and problems with breathing. But what I made is delicious without mangos, too: Sweet lassi.

Lassi is a indian yoghurt drink which can be salty or sweet or made with fruits (and then preferably with mangos). It is a very refreshing drink and I order it at my favourite indian restuarant always together with hot curry dishes to ease the burn of the hot pepper.

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November 29th, 2013

Rye Yoghurt Rosebud Rolls

Roggen-Joghurt-Rose kleinLast weekend I baked once again Overnight rolls, something I do nearly every Sunday, when I don’t want to leave home to get freshly baked rolls for breakfast.

This time I baked rosebud rolls. This rolls are called so because during the oven spring their top will spring open like a little rosebud. To enhance this effect, the rolls can be coated with some butter as well, but it is not necessary and so I did it the more simple way.

The recipe uses some rye flour to make the rolls hearty and yoghurt to add a fresh flavour and some moisture to the crumb. The crust stays a little bit softer then of rolls solely baked with water, but that’s how my love liked his breakfast rolls.

The rolls are perfect for breakfast, with a soft, regular crumb and pairs well with either sweet things like honey or jam or an hearty cheese!

Last weekend I baked once again Overnight rolls, something I do nearly every Sunday, when I don’t want to leave home to get freshly baked rolls for breakfast.

This time I baked rosebud rolls. This rolls are called so because during the oven spring their top will spring open like a little rosebud. To enhance this effect, the rolls can be coated with some butter as well, but it is not necessary and so I did it the more simple way.

The recipe uses some rye flour to make the rolls hearty and yoghurt to add a fresh flavour and some moisture to the crumb. The crust stays a little bit softer then of rolls solely baked with water, but that’s how my love liked his breakfast rolls.

The rolls are perfect for breakfast, with a soft, regular crumb and pairs well with either sweet things like honey or jam or an hearty cheese!

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October 19th, 2013

Breakfast Rolls with Yoghurt

Frühstücksbrötchen mit Joghurt (2) I was thinking about calling this recipe “Fast Breakfast Rolls” But then I realized that my kind of “fast” is not what other people would consider as “fast”. Fast means for me: I spent 15 minutes the evening before baking (and even then did my mixer most of the job) and need another 45 min the next morning (including shaping and baking) until I can serve the rolls. The ten to twelve hours the dough needs to rest do not count for me because during that time I normally sleep!

And during I sleep the dough develops a great flavour due to a long and slow fermentation. The little bit of yoghurt enhances the taste as well with it slight tangy flavour, similar to my favourite Yoghurt-Sesame-Rolls. The gentle shaping and short proofing period I saw on Brotdoc and it works very well for this rolls.

Flavourful, crusty and with a soft crumb are they perfect start into the weekend!

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January 13th, 2013

Crispy Bran Rolls

Kleie-KnusperchenWhen I tidied my storage cupboard some days ago, I found a bag with oat bran, something I bought a while ago for baking. But then it disappeared behind some flour bags and I forgot about it. Out of sight, out of mind! But after I rediscovered them I wanted to use them as soon as possible. And so I thought about a recipe for our Sunday morning rolls which includes some oat bran.

Because I love yoghurt in bread so much and also because I had some yoghurt left, I decided to put it into the dough, too.

When I formed the rolls I had a flash of creativity and decided to fold the tips of the quadrat to the middle. During the baking they partly unfold, forming a lot of crispy crust. The bran I sprinkle over the rolls enhanced their crispiness, too.

I’m quite happy with them, they are soft inside but crispy outside. Just what I like for a breakfast roll.

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October 16th, 2012

Yoghurt Bread

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It is amazing how fast the year flies. It is already autumn and World Bread Day is knocking on my door. And because baking a bread with yoghurt for this day is somehow traditionally for me, I decided to bake again a Yoghurt bread in this year.

As preferment I decided to use Pâte Fermentée. I did not use this preferment for a bread for quite some time. I don’t know why because Pâte Fermentée is such a patient preferment. While Sourdough or Poolish are not willing to wait when they reach their peak the Pâte Fermentée will sit in the fridge until the baker finds time to come to kitchen and bake.

The Bread I pull from the oven the next morning (the loaf proofed in the fridge over night) had a nice even crumb which stays moist for a long time due to the yoghurt. Very delicious!

Happy Bread Baking Day!

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