Brotchen Rolls

  • Recipe By
  • Published Aug 8th
  • Ready In1h 40m
  • Servings12
  • Calories118

These versatile rolls will warm up any dinner. They’re brushed with a simple egg wash before baking so they shine when they come out of the oven. These are best served warm.

Brotchen Rolls Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Brotchen Rolls for 12 servings:

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup bread flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water

Brotchen Rolls Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In1h 40m

To cook Brotchen Rolls, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Brotchen Rolls is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Brotchen Rolls within 1 hour 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Brotchen Rolls easily:

  1. 1 In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the water. Cover and let set in a warm place for 15 minutes, or until yeast is creamy.
  2. 2 Place 2 1/2 cups flour in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the yeast mixture. Pour in the oil and stir until the flour is combined and a loose dough has formed. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead in the remaining flour as is necessary to keep the dough from sticking. Knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  3. 3 Divide the dough into twelve equal pieces and form into oval rolls. Place the rolls on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a small bowl, beat together egg white with 1 teaspoon water until frothy.
  4. 4 Brush the risen rolls with the egg wash and bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 118 calories; 1.6 grams of fat; 21.3 grams of carbohydrates; 3.9 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 6 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 16th 2011

    Definitely needs salt. Doubled so I could make long rolls for sandwiches; used almost 5 cups flour, not quite. Taste was good, except for needing salt, texture inside was great. However, out ...

  2. Oct 1st 2010

    I'm glad I read over the reviews before making this. Using 1 tsp of salt really brought out a good flavor to the bread. I used water, but will try it with milk for comparison the next time ...

  3. Dec 2nd 2009

    With changes this is a 5 star recipe! My husband is a German citizen, and we go there often for extended vacations, we always miss the bread when we get back. We have tried dozens and dozens ...

  4. Oct 24th 2006

    I will agree with the others, that it needs salt.However, it is missing a more important ingredient, I believe. In the 1960s, I lived with my parents, who were stationed in Baumholder, Ge ...

  5. Dec 10th 2005

    Has a great crust, crispy without being tough, nice and soft on the inside, but *desperately* needs salt.

  6. Jul 4th 2005

    These rolls are good, but are NOT brotchen.

  7. Mar 18th 2002

    I wish I had read the previous reviews before starting - this definitely could have used a pinch of salt, as the others noted. But it was extremely easy (the FIRST successful thing I've mad ...

  8. Mar 17th 2002

    These rolls have a wonderful chewy texture. They were very simple to make. The flavor is a bit bland, however. Next time I'm going to add a bit of salt. But there will be a next time!

  9. Apr 7th 2001

    My daughter and niece both loved these rolls. The adults in the familythought it needed some salt. It was easy to add, and got rave reviews.