Yes, this is the second time this month I have done sausage buns, what's your point? It's grill season, and our butcher makes great sausages. Which I go on to smother with wonderful things like peppers and onions. You need a sturdy bun for such bounty, this is just such a bun.
Very Italian, very delicious. And able to stand up to the drippiest of toppings. And I like toppings. Check out a PSA from Hellmann's at the end, to see how your favourite topping can give back to the community.
And get baking!
adapted from Jeffrey Hamelman's Bread
for the Mellow Bakers
The night before:
Bread flour - 4.8 oz
Water - 6 oz
Mature sourdough culture - 2 Tbsp
Mix the pre-ferment together in a small/medium bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave out to ferment overnight (12-16 hours)
|Somewhere in there is a sausage|
Bread flour - 8 oz
Durum flour/semolina - 1 lb, 3.2 oz
Water - 15.4 oz
Salt - 1 Tbsp
Dry, instant yeast - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds, toasted - 1.6 oz
Pre-ferment - all
Everyone into the pool! Add all ingredients to your stand mixer and mix on low, with the dough hook, for 3 minutes until combined. Adjust hydration if necessary. Mix on second speed for a couple more minutes, turn out onto lightly floured board and form into a ball. Let rest, covered, in a clean bowl, for one hour. Fold into itself and let rest another hour.
Divide into dough for 3 baguettes or 6 mini baguettes, or some combination if you wish.
Shape your baguettes and let rise, covered, for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 440°F.
Score the baguettes and bake (I used a Chicago Metallic baguette pan) for about 25 minutes, or until nicely golden and glorious.
Let cool on racks.
*let your water sit out overnight so that any chlorine has a chance to dissipate.
|This bread has been Yeastspotted!|
Even better, how about mayo that also helps the community?
This year, Hellmann’s is continuing to demonstrate its commitment to real food and real ingredients with the continuation of the Real Food Grant Program as well as providing Canadians with:
- Quick and easy real food recipes developed by Hellmann’s and Chuck Hughes
- An at-home real food toolkit that includes tips to help Canadian families easily incorporate real food into their daily meals
- The Hellmann's Canada Facebook page where they can become part of the real food conversation and learn more about how to eat real
Canadians can apply for a Real Food Grant by visiting realfoodmovement.ca or the Hellmann’s Canada facebook page. Also, for every “Like” Hellmann’s Canada receives, in 2011, Hellmann’s will donate an additional $1 to real food initiatives to a maximum of $10,000.
~Finally we are being rewarded for eating delicious sandwiches!
Eat good, do good. Repeat.