Sourdough breakfest rolls

Sourdough breakfast rolls

Freshly baked bread is a pure pleasure for both body and soul, especially if you can get it for breakfast.
To start the day with such a luxury is, unfortunately, something that many will refrain from. The main argument uses to be that it takes too long to get the bread ready in the morning.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. With this recipe, you can have fresh baked breakfast rolls in 45 minutes.
Come on. Sure you can wait 45 minutes for some pure pleasure. At least in the weekends maybe?
I promise you it will be easy. There is no kneading required. You just mix the dough in the evening, before you go to sleep. You don’t have to overdo it. Just make sure that all flour is hydrated.

Mix the dough.
Cover it and go to bed.
And this is how it looks next morning.

The original recipe contained only yeast, but I added a sourdough starter of course (I could not resist).

 

Sourdough starter
Always use a mature starter

The long fermentation time makes sourdough an obvious choice. But if you don’t happen to have any mature starter ready it’s not a big deal. It works fine with only yeast.
I also replaced some of the water with milk. It will give a slightly softer crumb, suitable for the mood I’m in at mornings.
Cover the dough with cling film and let it ferment overnight.

Next morning.

The first thing to do the next morning is to preheat the oven. Pour out the dough on a floured working surface and fold it into an elongated package. Let the dough rise for 30-45 minutes, depending on how hungry you are. Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces and put them on an oven plate.


Bake them for 10 to 15 minutes. They should have a nice golden brown color.
Let them cool on a wire rack or eat them immediately.

Sourdough breakfast rolls

Crumb

 

You see? It is possible to have fresh bread on the breakfast table within 45 minutes.
And remember. Allways be sure to enjoy your breakfast. Because the rest of the day’s problems will be so much easier to handle.

 

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Sourdough breakfast rolls
Starting the day with these sourdough breakfast rolls is a real treat. No kneading required. Just mix the dough before you go to bed, and you will have freshly baked bread for breakfast in 45 minutes next morning.
Sourdough breakfast rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
Sourdough breakfast rolls
Instructions
Before you go to bed
  1. Mix all ingredients before you go to bed. You don't have to overdo it, Just make sure that all flour is hydrated. Cover the dough with cling film and let it ferment overnight.
Next morning
  1. The first thing to do the next morning is to preheat the oven to 480ºF / 250ºC.
  2. Pour out the dough on a floured working surface and fold it into an elongated package. Let the dough rise for 30-45 minutes. Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces and put them on an oven plate.
  3. Bake them for 10 to 15 minutes. They should have a nice golden brown color. Let them cool on a wire rack or eat them immediately.
Recipe Notes

I have found a lot of inspiration to this recipe in a book called Bröd och pizza (Bread and pizza) written by Martin Johansson.

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Panzanella, (Tuscan bread and tomato salad)

I faced a problem some days ago after too much Christmas food. I craved for Panzanella. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Is that a problem? Yes, here in Sweden it is because you need tomatoes for a Panzanella. And the tomatoes taste nothing here at this time of year. At least most of them.

It must be possible to make a decent Panzanella here in the north even if it’s in the middle of freezing winter. At least I tried to convince myself of that.
So I went to the grocery store and bought the best tomatoes I could find. They were not that bad. It was more flavor in them than I had expected.

But I had read that it is possible to coax a little more concentrated flavor out of them by salting and draining them.
So that was just what I did. The result was above expectations. The tomatoes tasted more, and they were even slightly crispier.


I decided to save the drained tomato juice for the vinaigrette. There was still some tomato flavor left in it. Instead of wasting it I could spread it all over the salad.

After that, it was time to think about the rest of the ingredients. One of the main ingredients together with the tomatoes is, of course, the bread.
You may have read that you should use fresh roasted bread for the best result. Because I hate to waste food I always try to use some of the stale bread pieces that usually remain in the bread box. I think that dishes like Panzanella was invented for that purpose. They gave poor people an opportunity to use pieces of stale bread that everybody had in their bread box.

But the bread still needs som softness. You don’t want croutons in your Panzanella. It should be crispy on the surface and soft in the middle.
Just rip the bread into pieces and roast them in the oven for a few minutes. Just enough to give them some crispiness and some nice color.

Bread
Crispy on the surface and soft in the middle.

I think you need a minimum of five ingredients for a classic Panzanella.
Tomatoes, bread, garlic, red onion and basil. But I wanted something more. I just love grilled bell pepper, so I included that as well.


But there was another reason to include the bell pepper. Even if the tomatoes was quite good, they still lacked som sweetness. That’s exactly what you get when you grill bell pepper.

Some people have problems with raw onion. But there’s a trick to reduce its pungency. Soak the sliced onion in ice cold water. That will draw out the sulfates and make it more tolerable.

A Panzanella also needs a high-quality vinaigrette. I used olive oil, red wine vinegar, some of the tomato juice and a small dollop of Dijon mustard. The mustard helps the vinaigrette staying together better. It doesn’t matter how much you whisk. The oil and the vinegar will separate if you don’t add something emulsifying.

Always use your (clean of course) hands when you’re dressing a salad. Your salad spoon and fork are not as gentle as your hands, and they won’t tell you if the salad had enough of dressing.
After that, the only thing left to do is to enjoy the salad. Perhaps with a glass of white wine.


In conclusion, I would like to point out that you can add more ingredients. I have been using anchovies and capers with excellent results. Be careful with the anchovies, though. Otherwise, they may take over the whole show.

Panzanella
With anchovies and capers.

Apart from that, I only have one more thing to say.
It was possible to make a decent Panzanella in the middle of the winter.

 

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Panzanella, (Tuscan bread and tomato salad)
A classic Panzanella. A Tuscan bread and tomato salad that makes you believe the summer is here, even if it's in the middle of winter.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Optional ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut tomatoes in half and place them in a strainer or colander over a bowl. Season with 1 teaspoon sea salt and toss to get everything coated. Let the tomatoes drain for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Rip the bread into pieces and roast them in the oven at 350°/180°C for about 10 minutes. They should be crisp and firm and just slightly browned.
  3. Grill the bell pepper and cut it into slices. Cut the red onion into thin slices and soak them in ice cold water if you want to reduce the pungency.
  4. Add garlic, vinegar, some of the drained tomato juice, olive oil and mustard in a bowl and whisk to a homogeny dressing
  5. Put bread, vegetables, dressing, and basil in a large bowl. Wash your hands properly and mix everything thoroughly. Wait a few minutes before serving to allow the bread to absorb some of the dressing.
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