German Bread Rolls Recipe

German Bread Rolls, aka Brotchen, are traditional light, fluffy rolls that are crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside. Learn how to make/prepare Brotchen by following this easy recipe.
German Bread Rolls Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 9.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 12
  • 2½ to 3 cups Flour
  • 1 package Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 1 Egg White
How to make German Bread Rolls:
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Take a large bowl and place 2 ½ cups of flour in it. Form a well in the center.
  • In another bowl, mix together yeast, sugar and 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Pour the yeast mixture into the well formed in the flour, but do not mix it with the flour.
  • Cover the bowl with a cloth and keep it in a warm place for 15 minutes.
  • Add oil and remaining water to the flour and beat well, until mixed.
  • Knead the dough well, until smooth.
  • Add in the remaining half cup flour and knead well.
  • Place the dough in a bowl and cover it. Leave it to rise until double in size.
  • Divide the dough into 12 parts.
  • Grease and flour a cookie sheet.
  • Shape each part into an oval roll and place it on the cookie sheet.
  • Repeat with other dough parts and place them on the cookie sheet as well, 3 inches apart.
  • Cover the rolls and let them rise to double their size.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of water to the egg white and beat with a fork until it is frothy.
  • Brush the rolls with this egg white mixture.
  • Bake the rolls in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, till they turn golden brown.

Reviews and Ratings:
susan posted 22/04/2013
i had never made bread of any kind before and i thought this recipe sounded easy. I made a test batch and my family loved them! the only thing was in the directions they forgot to mention when to put in the salt. anyway they turned out great!