The end of the month is always a tight one when it comes to food! We run out of so many things, but I’m always stocked up on simple ingredients so that I can pretty make something out of almost anything…like these Homemade Kaiser Rolls!
These Kaiser Rolls are an all time favorite that I found on Allrecipes yeeears ago! I’ve tweaked it a little bit over the years but not much. These rolls are soft, fluffy and truly deelish! My family loves them and they are great for making ahead and freezing too!
Homemade Kaiser Rolls
Kitchen tool, gadgets and containers you’ll need for this recipe:
- Cooking Sheet ~ I use a clay pizza round or baking sheet because cooking is very even and everything browns really nicely. I rarely burn anything when I use my clay baking sheets.
- Large Bowl for mixing dough ~ Although I have loved my big glass bowls over the years, I’m kind of a plastic with rubber on the bottom kind of girl these days…just so easy and makes just as good dough (don’t let anyone fool ya)
- Mixing spoon
- Pastry Brush
- Sharp Knife
- 2 packages active dry yeast or (if you use bulk yeast 1 1/2 Tbsp.)
- 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
- 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg white
- 2 teaspoons cold water
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add 1 tablespoon sugar; let stand for 5 minutes until it becomes bubbly/foamy. Add the oil, salt, remaining warm water and sugar and 4 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place back into bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 16 pieces or 8 if you want bigger rolls…I divided into 6 because I’m feeding 5 adult size peeps!
Shape each into a ball and than flatten just a bit to spread out a little. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Beat egg white and a splash of cold water; brush over rolls with a pastry brush.
With a sharp knife (I like non stick knives), cut a 1/4-in.-deep cross on tops of rolls.
Makes 16 rolls small rolls, 8 medium rolls or 6 HUGE rolls (adult size)
We had these homemade Kaiser Rolls with this super simple Crockpot Barbequed Chicken and melted cheese on top! They were so yum and so filling…great end of the month meal for practically nothing!
Oh the chicken? I’ve been buying chicken in bulk from Zaycon Foods for about 5 years, so I truly can make many meals for barely anything!
Feel free to ask any questions you may have!
Enjoy my friends!!
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