Easy Kaiser Rolls
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- 6 c
- unbleached all purpose flour
- 2 tsp
- 2 Tbsp
- instant yeast or 2 envelopes of yeast bloomed
- 4 Tbsp
- 2 c
- warm water
- 1/3 c
- vegetable, canola, or olive oil
- egg white
- 2 Tbsp
FOR BRUSHING ON TOP OF ROLLS
1In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar and un dissolved yeast. (If using instant yeast if you are using regular bloomed yeast wait to add till step 2) and combine well.
2Add Water and Oil and (bloomed yeast if you are using it) Using a dough hook or hands combine throughly, Then knead about 5 to 10 minutes adding flour if necessary, until if forms a nice soft ball.
3Grease a large bowl with non stick spray and place dough in bowl, flipping it a couple of times to cover with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and a tea towel and let rise, for about an hour or until doubled in size. ( If my house is cold in the winter I usually put it on a heating pad on low.)
4At this point you want to preheat your oven to 400 degrees, you want it nice and HOT! Remove, pound down and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. divide into 12 pieces, if you are using a scale about 4 and a quarter ounces a piece. Shape each piece into a ball. With very sharp knife cut a 1/4 in deep cross on tops of rolls. Place cut side down onto a greased cookie sheet and 2 inches apart. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
5Whip together egg white and water. Flip balls over and brush egg white and water mixture. Add poppy seeds or sesame seeds at this time.
6Bake at 400° for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Place on wire racks to cool. If you would like to you can cut this recipe in half.
7If you would like to add herbs to this bread mix about a Tablespoon of dried herbs into the flour mixture. I would add oregano, and basil, when I am serving pizza burgers, I would add a little thyme and rubbed sage, if I am going to make left over turkey sandwiches from Thanksgiving. Use your imagination!!!!