raine justmesugar Recipe

Brochen(German Hard Rolls)

By raine justmesugar raine143

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raine's Story

remember eating these in germany when i was a kid . some real butter and a glass of wine .. woo hoo


1 pkg
1 1/4 c
lukewarm water
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
egg white, stiffly beaten
4 c

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads

  • Comments

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.