Hi folks, it’s Mr. Hey Big Splendor. This week, we started finalizing our Thanksgiving menu and we realized we didn’t have a good sourdough roll recipe. It struck me that it was time to feed my sourdough starter so I figured why not try making a sourdough roll?! Here’s my recipe for sourdough rolls for Thanksgiving. (This is a first draft of this recipe. If I update it in the future, I will add that update to this post.)
I use the sourdough starter recipe from Ken Forkish’s book “Flour Water Salt Yeast”. If the hydration of your starter is different you will need to adjust the recipe.
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Sourdough Roll Ingredients
Sourdough Roll Recipe
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1.5 cups water
- 1.25 tsp salt
- ⅓ cup of sourdough starter
How to make sourdough rolls for Thanksgiving
1: Combine flour and water. Mix by hand. Autolyse for 30-60 mins
**autolyze is simply letting your flour and water rest after you combine them before you add your yeast and salt.
2: After autolyze add salt and sourdough starter. Pull the edges of the dough over the new ingredients and combine using the pincher method
** The pincher method is a method of comping your ingredients by squeezing them. Basically, you’ll grab a hold of your dough and squeeze it like you’re ringing out a sponge. If your dough is sticky you will want to wet you have with warm water. do this several times to get a good mix.
3: This dough needs 2 stretches. I suggest 30 mins and 60 mins approximately.
** To stretch your dough, reach under and grab about a quarter of the ball and stretch it over the top. do this all the way around the dough. This helps with the final structure
4: Let the dough rise 8-12 hours depending on the heat of your space.
5: Separate the dough into 12 equal parts and shape into balls (without pressing out all of your gas). Place on a cookie sheet and cover. Depending on the temperature of your space, let them rest for 1-2 hours.
6: While the rest, preheat the oven to 475.
7: After the rest lightly tent the rolls with foil and bake for 15 mins
8: After 15 mins remove the foil and bake for 10 mins, checking in on them at the minute mark
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