Kaiser Rolls

More bread recipes so you don’t have to go to the store!  Since I noticed flour and yeast are sold out at a lot of places, I am guessing people are doing the same thing I am haha.

This recipe is pretty easy, and makes delicious bread for sandwiches.  

After researching a bit on the internet, I came across one from OvenTales.com that had good reviews and clear instructions.  To access the recipe straight from that website, you can click here


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp Yeast (I used 1 packet active dry yeast)
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • For the topping, you will need approximately 2 tbsp milk (or you can use egg wash), and poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or whatever topping you desire – I used Trader Joe’s “Everything But the Bagel” seasoning)


  • Take 1/4 cup of warm water in a large mixing bowl, mix in the sugar, and then pour packet of yeast inside.  Let sit for approximately 10 minutes for the mixture begin to foam up. (*Note, the recipe says 110 degree water, but I didn’t measure it, I just used hot water from the faucet)
  • After approximately 10 minutes, add the flour, butter, and salt.  Add the egg into the mixture and knead everything together until it becomes a soft dough 
    • *Note: of course, if you have a KitchenAid Mixer like I do, you don’t have to knead – simply use the dough hook and have it do the work for you 🙂
  • Form dough into a ball and place into a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for an hour or until dough has doubled in size.
    • *TIP: I usually heat my oven to about 100 degrees F and let my dough sit in there covered – it definitely helps it rise nicely!
  • After an hour, punch down the dough and divide it into 6 equal pieces.
  • For each piece, roll it into a rope (like shown below).

  • Once dough is in the rope form, tie into one knot (see picture below).

  • For the dangling piece that is lower, fold up and into the center (see below).

  • The remaining piece (the dangling piece that is higher – see above picture), tuck under the roll (see below).

  • Place assembled buns onto a lightly oiled baking sheet (or, you can use parchment paper or silicone baking sheet like I did)
  • Cover baking rolls and let rise in warm place again for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • After 30 minutes and your assembled buns have doubled in size (see pic below), brush the milk or egg wash (I used milk, since I didn’t want to waste a whole egg just for egg wash) on the top of the rolls, and sprinkle with your desired toppings.

  • Place into oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

  • After they are done, they should be slightly golden brown – yum!

Here’s an inside shot – perfectly fluffy on the inside – great for sandwiches!

Speaking of sandwiches, once they were cooled and out of the oven, I made a breakfast sandwich!  (ham, egg, cheese, and spinach)


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