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(Experiment 218) Knedlíky

Knedliky is basically boiled bread. What ?!? Yes, you heard me right and it’s delicious. I would not make a sandwich with it but it’s the perfect bread to wipe any dishes with sauce. Traditionally this is served with goulash with a lot of sauce 😉

The main difficulty to make this bread is getting the right flour. They use coarse flour and it’s impossible to find in Canada. Robin hood brand has a thickener flour and it works like a pretty good replacement

You need :

  • 250g hruba mouka (in Canada you can replace it with Robin Hood blending flour )
  • half a rohlik ( in Canada replace with the rolled bun but make sure its 1-2 days old and not fresh)
  • 7g instant dry yeast
  • 155g milk
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • half an egg

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer bowl combine half the milk with the yeast and let it bloom for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt and mix, it will be really dry that’s ok. Cover and let rest 20 minutes.
  2. Add the egg and milk and using the hook knead for 5 minutes. While you wait cut the rolled bun into small pieces. Once the 5 minutes is passed, add the slices piece of bread and knead for another 3 minutes. Cover and let rest an hour.
  3. It’s now time to shape the dough. You want to roll it to form somewhat of a baguette about 8-9 inches long. It will need to fit in your pot.
  4. I rolled it about 10″ and as you can see below it expanded to 12″ ( the size of my pot) and wouldn’t move anymore. I would recommend doing 2 instead of 1 big.
  5. Put water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add a tbsp of salt and add the dough to the water. Cook for 8 minutes. Turn the dough in the water so it boils the other side and cooks for 9 minutes.
  6. Remove the dough from the water and place it on a cooling rack. Using a toothpick, pierce a few holes so the steam from inside the bread can exit.
  7. Let cool at least 5 minutes before cutting it in slices with a serrated knife.

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