Another week another bread. Actually if you are following along you will notice that we manage to skip the kaiser rolls. This was intentional because making an entire batch of kaiser rolls for two people just seemed impractical. However, they will be made in a couple weeks for a buddy’s bachelor party that I have the joy and joyness of hosting. I really need to start thinking about what in the freak I want to make for this event. Going to be a large group of guys so definitely going with some pulled pulled pork, smoked bacon wrapped jalapenos, and baked beans. Does anyone else have any guy food suggestions that is easy and cheap?
As far as the lavash crackers let us say we both we had our doubts about these crackers and made two batches. Batch one we threw together and the dough was denser than dense and the dough violently laughed when a windowpane test was attempted. We let the dough rest for a good 30 minutes and zero rise and it still felt very dense. After about 45 minutes and no life in the dough we figured maybe we screwed up somewhere and time to remake (the joy of one day breads is that remaking is a lot easier than waiting overnight for some freaking science experiment to do god knows what).
With dough number two it was all five ingredients back into the bowl, mix, and it came together exactly like the other one which to say was a not beautiful ball of dough but rather a dense deflated basketball of excess flour. Oh well might as well knead and surprise surprise same freaking dense ball with zero chance of passing a windowpane test. It took every once of energy I had not to heave this dough at the kitchen wall and the only thing stopping me was the fear that the rock of dough would cost me more in drywall repair. Sounds like the perfect time to open another beer (bread failures turn me into an alcoholic), cover the dough, and let it rests while not getting hopes up. Of course we had to randomly check on the dough and gasp both doughs are in a race to see who can grow the least (heck I am actually think they went down in size).
Well after some more time we said screw it and busted out the rolling pin. This is when the shocking result happened because even though the dough refused to rise it actually rolled out beautifully. We cut, covered in random spices (cumin seeds, paprika, salt, sesame seeds, and what ever else seeds we could steal from the pantry). Baked them and holy *)(!@ they rocked. Definitely ones of those that I am happy we stuck it out.
As far as where I think it went wrong I have no flipping clue. Only thing I can of is that the recipe was easy and only required one day.