It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time for holiday baking! Make a batch of twisted sourdough rolls and serve them up for dinner this weekend. Easy and fun to make, you can shape them into bread sticks or buns. They freeze beautifully, so start baking now for the big holiday meal. 10 Rolls
- 3 cups whole grain flour (wheat, spelt, Khorasian wheat or combination)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup fully active sourdough starter
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. diastatic malt powder
- 3/4 tsp. instant yeast
- 1-1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. powdered buttermilk
- 1-3/4 cups warm water
- 1 beaten egg, for egg wash
- sesame seeds, poppy seeds, coarse salt
Begin with a fully active sourdough starter. If needed, take it out of the refrigerator ahead of time and begin feeding until it’s bubbly like mine.
Measure 3/4 cup of the starter and add to the bowl of your stand mixer. Drizzle with 1 tsp. of honey.
Whisk together the flours, diastatic malt powder, instant yeast, salt and powdered buttermilk. With the dough hook attachment on low speed, begin alternately adding the flour mixture and warm water until incorporated. Increase speed and knead for 5 minutes. The dough will be heavy and wet.
Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a draft free area for a 3 hour rise.
After 3 hours the dough has doubled in size.
Transfer the dough to an oiled cutting board and perform a stretch and fold. Then place it back in the bowl and cover for a second rise of one hour.
Divide the dough into 20 pieces about 2 oz. each, and with oiled hands roll each piece into a 12″ rope. Working with 2 ropes at a time, twist into a bread stick or shape into rounds. Watch the video to see how easy it is!
Place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 425º. Just before baking, whisk an egg with 1 tbsp. water and brush the rolls lightly. The egg wash gives the rolls a nice shine and helps the seeds adhere.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s bake! If you didn’t catch the video, see it here.