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Kaiser Rolls

These rolls can be enjoyed plain with soup or used for sandwiches. I make them at least once a month. This kaiser roll recipe earned me a blue ribbon at the county fair. —Loraine Meyer, Bend, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    16 rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  • Poppy and/or sesame seeds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add 1 tablespoon sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the oil, salt, remaining warm water and sugar and 4 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 16 pieces. Shape each into a ball. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°. Beat egg white and cold water; brush over rolls. Sprinkle with poppy and/or sesame seeds. With scissors, cut a 1/4-in.-deep cross on tops of rolls.
  • Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 225 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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