Sesame Seeded Kaiser Rolls

When making a pulled pork sandwich, there's nothing better than eating it on hot, slightly toasted kaiser rolls. I'm still having some issues shaping these rolls, but they taste like any you would get at the bakery. 

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Kaiser Rolls

  • 1 lb bread flour
  • 1 ½ tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp malt (or brown sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 10 oz (1 ¼ cup) water
  • poppy or sesame seeds


  1. Proof yeast in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, salt and malt. Pour egg/whites, oil and water over the dry ingredients. Mix and knead until springy. Allow to rise for 1 hour
  3. Gently compress dough, releasing the gas, and let rise 1 more hour
  4. Divide dough into 12 pieces. Flatten into small circles and form rolls, bringing each side into the center and pressing firmly in the middle, like a flower
  5. Turn the dough over onto a tray of sesame or poppy seeds to pick up seeds and rise for 1 more hour
  6. Bake with steam at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes