German Brotchen Rolls Recipe

German Brotchen Rolls are yummy, delicious, chewy and mouth-watering. Learn how to make/prepare German Brotchen Rolls by following this easy recipe.
German Brotchen Rolls Recipe
Preparation Time 40 Minutes
Cooking Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty Difficult
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 24
Calories Per Serving 150
  • 2 tbsp active dry Yeast
  • 1 tbsp White Sugar
  • 2½ cups Warm Water (110 °F)
  • 2 tbsp Shortening
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 7 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Egg Whites (stiffly beaten)
  • 1 Egg White (for egg wash)
  • 2 tbsp Cold Milk
How to make German Brotchen Rolls:
  • Combine yeast and white sugar with warm water in a large bowl. Stir to dissolve yeast and sugar.
  • Leave the mixture aside for about 10 minutes till it turns creamy.
  • Add shortening, salt and 3 cups of flour.
  • Whisk the dough for 2 minutes until smooth.
  • Add egg whites.
  • Add the remaining 4 cups of flour, ¼ cup at a time. Mix till the dough forms a mass and pulls away from the bowl.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 8 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Add more flour, if required.
  • Oil a large bowl lightly. Place the dough into the ball and turn to coat well.
  • Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and leave it a warm place for 1 hour till it rises to double its size.
  • Thereafter, punch the dough and shape it into round dough.
  • Leave it aside for another 45 minutes for rising.
  • Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C).
  • Punch the dough again and divide it into 24 equal portions.
  • Form each portion into oval rolls, about 3½ inches long.
  • Place the rolls on lightly greased baking sheets.
  • Cover the rolls and let them rise for another 40 minutes.
  • Place an empty baking sheet in the bottom rack of the oven.
  • Beat the egg white lightly in a small bowl.
  • Add cold milk and stir to make cold wash.
  • Brush the rolls with egg wash.
  • Place 1 cup of ice cubes on the hot baking sheet in the oven. Immediately place the rolls for baking in the oven.
  • Bake the rolls for 20 minutes till the tops turn golden brown.
  • Remove and cool on a wire rack.