Brötchen (Dinner Rolls)
How to Make Brötchen (Dinner Rolls)
- Pour 2½ cups flour into a large bowl and form a well in the center. In a separate
container, mix yeast, sugar, and two tablespoons of water (the water comes from the 1 cup
listed above ). Pour the yeast mixture into the well but do not mix with the flour at this
- Cover the bowl with a cloth and set it in a warm place for 15 minutes. Add the remaining
water and oil and beat until mixed.
- Turn dough out on counter top and knead until smooth. Add the remaining ½ cup flour
as needed. Put dough in a bowl, cover, and let it rise until double in size. Punch down and
divide the dough into 12 parts. Shape into oval rolls and place 3" apart on a greased and
floured cookie sheet. Cover and let rise until double in size. Beat egg white and 1
teaspoonwater with a fork until frothy and brush on the rolls.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 450° F for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.