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"Brotchen" means ´small bread´. Pronounced Semmel and Weck in South Germany ; Schrippe in Berlin ; Rundstuck in Hamburg ; Roggelchen in the Rhineland .

There are varieties, such as "Zwiebelbroetchen" (onion), "Kaesebroetchen" (cheese), or Schinkenbroetchen (ham).

Kish 's Brötchen (Bread Roll)

(1 lb 2 oz.) bread flour

(3/4 oz ) fresh yeast

1/2 level tsp. salt

(1/2 pt) lukewarm water

(2 oz) unsalted butter

Egg Wash

1 egg white

1 tsp. water (not cold -mix together)

Dissolve the yeast in the water and mix immediately with all the other ingredients. Knead in a bowl for 10 minutes and leave to rise for 2-3 hours. Knead again.

Form rolls into ovals place on a greased and floured baking sheet. Leave to rise once more. Brush with egg mixture and sprinkle sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes


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