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2.19.2009

We Bake Gourmet: Cracked- Wheat Topknots



This is my third installment in the We Bake Gourmet series. My fellow bakers have had great luck with this recipe. And I have too, but I had to make some changes due to lack of ingredients and laziness. Nevertheless I am very pleased with the results. The recipe calls for milk, and both whole wheat and all purpose flour. I ran out of milk due to Certain Someone drinking git all before he left, and had to use Nonfat dry powdered milk. I also didn't realize until mid way that I ran out of all purpose flour! So the recipe has way more wheat flour and about 1 cup of all purpose. Surprisingly the dough turned out well in taste and texture. My flaky sea salt was actually smoked salt which was wonderful.
I have been nibbling on these hearty knots all week.

I'm pressed for time as I have a lot going on this week. You can find the printable version of the recipe here on Gourmets site.
Here are my modifications:
1/2 cup Non Fat dry milk dissolved in 1 1/2 cups of water. Dry Milk is a wonderful tool in baking and helps with the rise. Its also very economical.
3 1/2 cups of Whole Wheat Flour and 1 cup of all purpose.



Don't forget to watch me on CBS 2 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 10am. This is local, but I will link to the blog afterwards.

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16 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Pretty and surely delicious!

Cheers and have an awesome weekend,

Rosa

Nina Timm said...

Me....phew!!! I bet he drank it straight from the bottle too!!! Jokes! ||The rolls are amazing am I love the smoked salt!!!

Andrea said...

They look great, and I bet they were delish with the extra whole wheat flour. Brilliant idea to use the smoked sea salt. Good luck with your tv gig!

Bellini Valli said...

My mom always said "mother is the necessity of invention" so good call:D

Sandy Smith said...

Nice work, Courtney! I bet the smoked salt was amazing! Your interior texture looks fantastic, too. Yummmm.

Peter M said...

C-town, the bread looks fab, especially the butter-smeared pic...bravo!

kellypea said...

I think these rolls have been my favorite of the three I've tried. Yay that your modifications worked! I'm cracking up over the lazy part because I can't tell you how often I scrounge for ingredients to avoid going to the store. Your buns are mah-vellous!

~~louise~~ said...

Those rolls look amazing! I'm also lovin the addition of smoked sea salt. How interesting...I must learn how to bake!

Good Luck Sunday:)

pigpigscorner said...

They look so cute! The picture with melted butter looks amazing..

Dana Treat said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the shape!

Ivy said...

The look so beautiful and must be really delicious.

Dhanggit said...

oh what gorgeous bread you made here!! i just love them!

Laurie said...

These look like something that my family would gobble up very quickly!

Maggie said...

I love the sound of smoked salt on these. I have some that doesn't get used as often as I'd like.

Jeanne said...

Those look so great - not only pretty but also wholesome. And isn't the maldon smoked salt wonderful??

Dazy said...

This recipe is really going to keep me busy in the kitchen with all its glamor. This is another must for the weekend! My kids would just hug me for this.