As you could see already last week at Instagram was the last baking course im Raum44 very successful. In a small group, we baked in just three hours an aromatic buttermilk loaf and a bunch of different shaped rolls. For the participants which were all beginners in baking it was a good opportunity to take a first step into the world of bread baking. And as you can see in the picture all were very successful in forming rolls and loaves. And beside kneading and forming there still enough time for all the questions and for bit of chatting.
And now I’m thinking about the courses for the upcoming autumn and here I have a question: Would a course about “wheat free” baking with only spelt, emmer, einkorn and kamut interesting for you? I personally like the idea and would start working on recipes during the summer when there is some interest from your side.
Since I discovered the Kieler Semmel for me, they rank very high on my personal favourite roll list. I love their tender crumb and the crisp buttery-salty crust with the slight hint of cinnamon. And so it was an easy decision what recipe I would bake at my course at the Brotzeit.
But the recipe vary a bit form the two recipes already published on the Blog: this time I use poolish as preferment and I had to use more yeast to compensate the short time window in the course. But I added a variant for more time below.
The dough of this rolls is rather firm and can be formed round easily. After forming the rolls need to be rubbed in a butter mix which works some fat into the seam. This prevents the seam from sticking and so the rolls open nicely in the oven. To get enough butter in the seam needs a bit of practice – and this can only be gained by practice 😉
Let us start with two organisational comments: the new baking course dates are online, including one including one shorter (and less expensive) course for all who wants to have short glance in the world of baking bread. For the May course“Brötchen und Kleingebäck” only some few spots are left! And as the blog lost all thumbnail pictures when splitting up the languages, I now finally linked all thumbnails to the posts, so that the visusal recipe index is working mostly again. This 750 post I had to relink showed me once again how many variants of breads I have already collected here. It is amazing how many different breads you can bake with the pure basics water, flour, salt and yeast.
And some of this variability of bread we tried in the baking course at the beginning of this month. We transformed about 25 kilogramm into 50 Breads, 9 braids and about 110 rolls. And we covered everything from a light and fluffy whole spelt bread, wheat breads and hearty rye breads. And like the last times we designed together a unique “course bread” while I demonstrated how to create an own bread recipe.