Another influence of the Great British Bake Off on me here. One of the challenges is always to create a set of things - they might be iced buns, cupcakes or mini-pies - and one of the objectives is to get uniformity: they should all look the same. Some people are naturally good at this. I'm not, and therefore I think they are dull automatons, while I am a free spirit. Your rules can't bind me, man.
But it's something I ought to try, and as bread's my forte, baking a tray of rolls seems the best way to look for my inner zombie.
I've used a seedy mix, as follows:
250 g strong white flour
50 g whole rye
100 g strong wholemeal
10 g red malt flour
5 g salt
20 g poppy seeds
20 g sunflower seeds
30 g pumpkin seeds
20 g sesame seeds
with 300 g water and 5 g dried yeast. A fairly quick rising - pre-toasting the seeds made the mix quite nicely warm.
So I had about 700 g of dough and decided to use around 100 g for each roll. Yes, reader, I weighed each roll to a tolerance of plus or minus 10 g. At first I thought I'd do knot rolls, but then decided to do spirals. Uncooked they look, let's say, unfortunate. So I egg-washed them and added more poppy seeds. Oh, and I took two of the lumps and made a three-strand plait. I'm so wild and crazy.
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