"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
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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