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Monday, July 26, 2010

Mellow Bakers - Bialys

Mellow Bakers- Bialys
Like always, I wait for the last possible second to complete the different challenges I am in.  I vow that one day I will not be rushed to make a deadline and I will completely all three of the breads.  Unfortunately, this month I was only able to complete two of the three breads challenge.  My first attempt was bialys.  For those that doesn't know this type, it is a bagel except for a tougher exterior.   The bread is quite chewy and traditionally topped with onions.  This receipt comes from page 262 from the book Jeffrey Hamelman's book Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes.  The book stated that the dough starts off stiff but I was amazed how stiff it was.  I was slightly scared that I messed up the dough but I knew I had to finish the recipe.  If I made a mistake, I would be able to track down my error.  Though I did make one mistake and I did not prep the onions first.  I should have started the onion filling the day before so it would marinate nicely with the bread flour.  The onions was still a little hard for my taste.  I did opted for sweet onions but I would probably make a garlic version next time.  I have heard quite a few people stating that this was similar to a bagel but I soon realized why.  The texture was nice and chewy.  I may try to make this instead of bagels (especially with my history with bagels).  




9 comments:

  1. They look great, congratulations on your first attempt on bialys!

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  2. I've never tasted a bialy. What pretty little things they are! I can see myself eating them, but they look complicated to make!

    Laura

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  3. It looks like they turned out really good. Love the topping!

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  4. Thanks everybody. They actualy were not too hard to make. It just requires multiple risings.

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  5. These look great. I always buy them now I will try to make them. Love the blog. This is my first visit but I will be back!

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  6. Hi there, new to your blog! I foun you via Bakerella. This looks SO good :D

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  7. You did great. The bialys look yummy.

    I'm going to be really mellow this month and will bake only one out of three or perhaps none at all.:)

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  8. Oh wow, amazing...Great job, they look perfect!

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