This overnight bread, prepared with a mix of wholewheat and bread flours and 100% yogurt, has a crunchy crust and tender crumb with complex flavour and a beloved delicious sour tang due to the long, slow overnight fermentation.
Overnight Yogurt Sunflower Seed Bread Rollsadapted from Hefe und mehr
- Before you go to bed, dissolve fresh yeast with the yogurt in the mixing bowl of your stand mixer, then add in remaining ingredients, except sunflower seeds. Stir first on slow speed until the dough comes together, then increase the speed and knead until it’s smooth. Cover with plastic film and proof overnight or up to 12 hours at the room temperature.
- Next morning roll dough on a well-floured work surface to 40 x 40 cm square. Fold each side in to meet in the middle, so you have a 20 x 20 cm square. Cut into 9 pieces. Brush the surface with water and coat with sunflower seeds. Place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and proof for 60 minutes.
- Place a roasting tray at the bottom of the oven and preheat to 250C/500F. Put the bread in the hot oven and pour a cup of boiling water into the roasting tray. Close the oven door and bake for about 20 minutes.