It's hard to top kaiser rolls, with their crunchy, crusty exteriors and soft interiors. They're great for sandwiches and simply eating with a smear of butter. These kaiser rolls raise the bar to a whole new level, incorporating flavor from garlic and fresh rosemary. Serve them as a dinner side or use them for your lunch creations. They're sure to become a family favorite.
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water (110 - 120 degrees F)
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups bread flour
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
In a large bowl, combine water with the yeast, sugar, and 1/1/2 cups flour. Beat this mixture on low for 1 minute, and transfer it to a large bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rest at room temperature for 2 hours.
Once the initial mixture has rested, add the remaining flour, along with the salt, oil, rosemary, and garlic, to the bowl. Beat on low for 1 minute. Then, place the dough hook attachment on your mixer, and knead the dough for 6 minutes. If you do not have a dough hook, you can turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it by hand for 10 minutes.
Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rest for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size. Punch the dough down, and divide it into 8 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball, and place the balls on a baking sheet.
Cover the rolls lightly with plastic wrap, and let them rest for 20 minutes. While the rolls are resting, whisk together the egg white and milk. Brush this mixture onto the tops of the rolls, and then sprinkle them with sesame seeds. Also, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F while the rolls are resting.
Place the rolls in the oven, and bake them for 18 - 20 minutes. Use a thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the rolls. They're done when they reach an internal temperature of 200 degrees F and when the exteriors are brown and crispy.
Let the rolls cool slightly before eating them with butter or as you prefer. Make sure you cool the rolls completely before storing them in a bag or covered container. Enjoy!Share