Brochen(German Hard Rolls)

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1 pkg yeast
1 1/4 c lukewarm water
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp shortening
1 egg white, stiffly beaten
4 c flour

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raine's notes for this recipe:
remember eating these in germany when i was a kid . some real butter and a glass of wine .. woo hoo
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Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. In mixing bowl combine yeast, 1 cup water, salt and shortening. Fold in stiffly beaten egg white. Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Let dough rise twice until doubled, punch down and let rise again. Punch down and divide in 10-12 pieces. Form into slightly flattened balls and place on greased baking sheet.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and bake 20 minutes. To ensure a hard crust, place pan with boiling water in bottom of oven during baking. Serve warm with jam, or cold.

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user Jim Decker quadingjim - Jun 15, 2011
I like to spray the rolls after a few minutes with water. For a hard crust. We haven't spent a nichel on bread and rolls in 10 years.
And it's so easy to make. I built a proofer in my kitchen.
user Mary Louise BlueRibbonBaking - Jun 15, 2011
Thank you for posting this. I will be trying them soon! I love a good hard roll.
I think this is similar to my french bread recipe. It also has an egg white in it.
user Pat Reish nitro57 - Jan 14, 2012
Thank you for posting this recipe. I remember stopping at the bakery on my way to work in Germany for these. They were great.

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