Friday, July 1, 2011

Kaiser Rolls

Happy Canada Day/Independence Day weekend to all my Canadian/American readers! This is a video double feature recipe to help you make some delicious buns for whatever BBQ adventures you are having this weekend. Both come from Reinhart's Bread Baker's Apprentice and have been adapted and veganized as needed. The first is a pâte fermentée, a basic pre-ferment that can be used for a variety of recipes like French Bread (which I will post at a later date). The thing to keep in mind is that the pâte fermentée needs to be made the day before you want to make your rolls, but it can be kept in the fridge for 3 days. Next are the kaiser rolls. The video is a bit long (yet again) to show the technique needed to get that characteristic shape. Enjoy!

Pate Fermentee from Vegan Dad on Vimeo.


Kaiser Rolls from Vegan Dad on Vimeo.

6 comments:

Anne said...

Your videos are really nice and easy to follow! I now feel like I can make them too! Great job there!

AikoVenus said...

Those look so delicious! When I have time I'll be sure to make these.

Alli D said...

Quick question...

Do you think it would be ok to use AP flour? I can't find bread flour anywhere around here. Maybe add a little gluten to it?

Also, never heard of Barley Malt Syrup, and it's not in any of the stores I've searched...any substitute?

Vegan Dad said...

I think AP flour and some gluten would work. I suppose just AP flour would work, but they will be softer rolls and you might have a harder time getting them to hold their shape with a weaker gluten structure.

I don't know where you live, but bread (or "hard") flour should be easy to get. Check bulk food stores, or places that sell King Arthur flour. Robin Hood (in Canada) sells a bread flour available at grocery stores.

toodles said...

I'm assuming your a dad (i know.. go me!) But i want to know wether your kids eat the way you do, why you eat the way you do and if your kids do or do not eat vegan, Do you believe that they should decide what to eat when they are old enough. Do your children eat vegan food at other peoples houses? I am honestly interested in this topic.
thankyou

Vegan Dad said...

toodles: The short answers(s) is that my kids eat what I make, so they are all vegan. I eat this way because I am a pacifist. When my kids grow up they can eat what they choose as rational adults. Friends and family have been very accommodating when it comes to serving us vegan food.