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Kaisersemmeln (Emperor Rolls)

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“Adapted from Breads of the World. Posted for ZWT6.”
READY IN:
3hrs 20mins
SERVES:
24
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 14 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon malt extract
  • 5 cups flour, divided
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal, for baking sheets

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in water.
  2. Add sugar, malt extract and 2 cups flour.
  3. Blend well.
  4. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  5. Add milk, salt and remaining flour.
  6. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
  7. Place in a large buttered bowl, turning to coat.
  8. Cover with a towel and let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  9. Punch dough down.
  10. Break off egg-sized pieces, and shape into buns.
  11. Take each bun and pull corners of dough upwards, twisting to form a topknot.
  12. Place on a greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.
  13. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  14. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  15. Bake rolls until light brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  16. Cool on a rack.

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