How To Make Kaiser Rolls
Kaiser Rolls otherwise known as Hard rolls
Easy To Follow Steps To Make Kaiser Rolls
This recipe makes is easy to learn How to make Kaiser rolls. These rolls are light with a soft inside texture but a crunchy outside that are so good with melted butter on them hot out of the oven. Growing up in Lower NY , Kaiser rolls, hard rolls were in every bakery, deli, and candy store.
In my neck of the woods, when I was little, a candy store was a place obviously that sold candy but had a counter that you could sit at and have coffee, an ice cream soda or a sandwich. Sometimes for a treat my Uncle took me with him to buy his morning paper and we would sit at the counter and he’d order a coffee and buttered roll and I could have a soda. Nice treat for a small child.
You could walk into a deli and ask for a buttered roll and they knew exactly what you meant, what kind of roll, and lots of butter. Now, here, I stopped asking. It took too long to explain what I meant, where I came from, and they didn’t have the right kinds of rolls anyway.
These days you rarely find Kaiser Rolls any where near where I live now. It’s time to share how to make Kaiser rolls. Real Kaiser Rolls are light and fluffy inside where the outside has a slight crunch. Kaiser Rolls, as people know them and I know them as hard Rolls, are awesome for sandwiches, pulled pork or burgers.
It is easy to follow recipe to learn How To Make Kaiser Rolls. Try it. You won’t fail.
It is the same theory to get that crunch on a baguette or italian bread. I have in the past sprayed the oven with water right before putting the rolls in, but today I added a pan with water in the bottom when I heated the oven. By the time the oven is hot there is lots of steam and and that’s what you need for the crunch.
To achieve that slight crunch you need steam in the oven.
This recipe yields 15 rolls. It takes about 15 minutes to prep the dough, about one hour for the first rise. After the first rise, it takes another 15 minutes to shape the dough and rise again for 10 minutes, then into the oven for 15-20 minutes. Not a lot of time, but steps. I do other things in between waiting for the dough to rise like the never ending job of laundry! ( I swear it multiplies in the hamper)
6 cups of flour
2 tbs yeast
1 tsp salt
2 cups warm water about 110 degrees
4 tbs sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
Place water, yeast and sugar in a stand mixer mixing bowl and stir. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes until yeast foams
Add hook attachment and add flour, oil and and salt gradually until all ingredients are incorporated and continue to mix for 5 minutes. This will knead the dough and it will be smooth.
Place in an oiled bowl and allow to rise in a warm spot until doubled in size. (About 1 hour)
After first rising turn dough onto floured surface
Cut into 15 equal parts. Roll in to a long 12 inch piece. Make a knot, tuck one end into the bottom one end into the top to form the roll
Allow to rise again until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees while they rise
Right before baking spray water into the oven and on rolls so they will have a crisp outsideBake for 15- 20 minutes until golden brown
Now isn’t that easy and delicious?
How To Make Kaiser Rolls
- 6 cups of flour
- 2 tbs yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups warm water about 110 degrees
- 4 tbs sugar
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- Place water , yeast and sugar in a stand mixer mixing bowl and stir. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes until yeast foams
- Add hook attachment and add four gradually until all ingredients are incorporated and continue to mix for 5 minutes. This will knead the dough and it will be smooth.
- place in an oiled bowl and allow to rise in a warm spot until doubled in size. (About 1 hour)
- after first rising turn dough onto floured surface
- cut into 12 equal parts. Roll in to a long 12 inch piece. Make a knot, tuck one end into the bottom one end into the top to form the roll
- Allow to rise again until doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees while they rise
- Bake for 15- 20 minutes until golden brown
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