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Brötchen

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150 min.
Prep: 130 min. | Cook: 20 min. | Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • For the dough:
  • 1¼ cups lukewarm water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp soft butter
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp yeast (active dry)
  • For the egg wash:
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp milk

Directions

  1. Put all dough ingredients into Bread Maker. (Follow manufacturer’s recommended order.)
  2. Set Bread Maker on to “dough” setting. This will take about 1½ hours.
  3. When dough is ready, remove it from Bread Maker. Place dough on counter that’s lightly dusted with flour and gently fold it several times.
  4. Form into a roll, about 12 – 16 inches long and then cut into 12 sections.
  5. Form each piece into a ball and place onto 2 lightly greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until double in volume, about 45 minutes.
  6. About 15 minutes before baking, preheat oven to 425° F. Place an empty baking sheet on bottom rack.
  7. When oven is hot, gently brush rolls with egg wash ( mixing 1 egg white with 2 Tbsp milk). Cut a fairly deep slash in top of each roll with very sharp knife.
  8. Place 1 cup of ice cubes on the hot baking sheet in oven just before placing baking sheets with rolls into oven.
  9. Bake for about 18 – 20 minutes or until tops are nicely browned. Be careful when removing the rolls from the oven … there may be steam that escapes when you open door (from ice cubes).
  10. Remove to rack and let cool for about ½ hour before serving.
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