Broetchen is very popular in Germany. The word means “little bread”. It is near impossible to get authentic broetchen here in the US. After several attempts and combining what our German exchange student and a good German friend told me about it, I finally came up with this recipe. I was told by both that this is about as close to the real deal as you are going to get in the US, since our flours are different from theirs. Be sure to use bread flour! Any other kind will turn out too heavy a roll. And follow the baking instructions exactly. These are necessary steps for it to turn out correct. It will still be good, but not as authentic as what you would find in Germany. Bonus: This is made in the bread machine, which saves a lot of hassle!