Sunday, March 28, 2010

Kaiser Rolls: Baking Through the Bread Baker's Apprentice

Oh, man. Where have these kaiser rolls been all my life? I am kicking myself for not making these when I first bought The Bread Baker's Apprentice over a year ago. To be honest, I was intimidated by the knotting process needed to get that characteristic look, so I never made them. As it turns out, it is super easy to make these and they taste absolutely amazing.

GENERAL NOTES
1. The pate fermentee will keep in the fridge for three days, by which time it develops an amazing flavour that makes for a great kaiser roll. I make a double batch, use half right away, then keep the other half to make more buns a few days later (or French Bread).
2. I also made small 2 oz buns for the kids' lunches. They loved them, and the buns baked up in about 15 mins.
3. I find 20 mins is enough time to bake the large 4 oz buns.
4. When making a double batch, I place two sheets of buns in the oven on the second lowest and second highest shelves, then rotate halfway through.

VEGAN NOTES
1. I subbed an equal amount of soy yogurt for the egg. I have also made them with no egg substitute. Both ways are fine, though the yogurt does enrich the dough and make it slightly more tender.
2. I brush the rolls with soy milk (instead of water) before sprinkling with seeds just to get a darker crust.

5 comments:

VivaciousVegan said...

Can I come eat at your house?

Tiffany said...

I also avoided the kaiser roll recipe due to the knotting procedure! I'm glad to hear that it's actually not difficult at all, because it makes me less hesistant to try it out myself. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this recipe. The rolls look wonderful!

ahealthyvegan said...

I love bread, maybe a little too much, but I have always been intimidated by bread making. Maybe I'll actually try to make these rolls, they look so good.

Tia and Amara said...

I just found your blog a couple of weeks ago, and LOVE the sausage and veggie lunch meat recipes so far. I've sent links to a lot of people I know. Thank you for your work and effort on this blog --you've got a whole lot of new fans in Utah!

Kate said...

Wow, those look amazing!