Tasty little German bread rolls. Top with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sea salt, pepper, herbs…anything that would taste good on bread. Keep in mind how you’ll eat them: as breakfast items, as sandwich breads, as rolls with soup, etc.
Mix flour, salt, and sage together in a large bowl. Form a well in the center.
Mix 2 teaspoons warm water, honey, and yeast together in a small bowl. Pour mixture into the well without mixing. Cover bowl with a cloth; set in a warm area for 15 minutes.
Pour the remaining water and 1 teaspoon olive oil into the flour-yeast mixture; stir with a wooden spoon until dough sticks together. Cover with a cloth and keep warm. Let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
Punch down dough and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth, using the remaining flour as needed. Return to the bowl; cover and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
Grease a baking sheet with the remaining olive oil; lightly dust with flour.
Punch down the dough; divide into 12 equal parts. Shape into ovals and cut a cross on top of each roll with a butter knife. Place rolls on the prepared baking sheet. Cover with a cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Brush the rolls with egg white.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Bake rolls in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes.
Per Serving: 88 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 17.1g; fat 1.2g; sodium 200.5mg.
The best flavour of the flour can make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which not always getting bigger as well as white bread.
To made this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A bread first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can start it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.