German Roll Recipe


Frühstücksbrötchen are a must have item for a German breakfast table. Out here in Utah they are not readily available. That is why over time I have developed my own recipes and procedures:

Dough for 10 crispy rolls
mix and knead
2 cups of all-purpose flour (or whole grain or rye)
2 cups of bread flour
1½ cups of water
1 tbsp of yeast
2 tsp of salt
let rise for 45 minutes
form rolls
place on sprayed cookie sheet
let rise for a half hour
(add toppings like poppy seed, multi-grain or sesame)
bake at 425F until light brown

Dough for 10 sweet rolls
mix and knead
4 cups of all-purpose flour
1¼ cups of milk
¼ cup of oil
¼ cup of sugar
1 tbsp of yeast
1 tsp of salt
let rise for 45 minutes
form rolls (sometimes we add chocolate morsels at this point ;-)
place on sprayed cookie sheet
let rise for a half hour
bake at 350 F until light brown

Breakfast
In order to have freshly-baked rolls for breakfast use a bread machine to make the dough while you are asleep ;-)
add the liquids and the salt to the bottom of the container
cover with the flour
make a well in the center for the yeast
cover the yeast with some of the flour (and sugar if applicable)
set the bread machine’s dough program to have it ready when you get up in the morning
form rolls
let rise while oven preheats

Weckmännchen
For Saint Martin’s Day I take the sweet roll recipe and shape little people

Pizza dough
mix and knead
4 cups of all-purpose flour
1¼ cups of water
¼ cup of olive oil
1 tbsp of yeast
2 tsp of salt
let rise for 45 minutes