Kaisersemmeln (Emperor Rolls)

Recipe by Chocolatl
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READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 14
    teaspoons yeast
  • 1
    cup lukewarm water
  • 1
    teaspoon sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon malt extract
  • 5
    cups flour, divided
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 1
    tablespoon salt
  • 2
    tablespoons cornmeal, for baking sheets
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve yeast in water.
  • Add sugar, malt extract and 2 cups flour.
  • Blend well.
  • Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  • Add milk, salt and remaining flour.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
  • Place in a large buttered bowl, turning to coat.
  • Cover with a towel and let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  • Punch dough down.
  • Break off egg-sized pieces, and shape into buns.
  • Take each bun and pull corners of dough upwards, twisting to form a topknot.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.
  • Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Bake rolls until light brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Cool on a rack.
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