How to make Kaiser Rolls for Breakfast without getting up at 2 AM

Doesn’t hot, steamy, fresh out of the oven Kaiser Rolls ready for your family to devour at breakfast, sound absolutely delicious?
Mke Kaiser Rolls for Breakfast without getting up at 2AM, a Step by Step Guide

Right now you might be saying, yeah that sounds good, but I’m not getting up at some ungodly hour of the morning! I’ll just get my rolls at the local bakery!

What if you could have those hot, steamy, fresh out of the oven Kaiser Rolls, homemade, with ingredients from your kitchen? (so you know exactly what you are eating and feeding your family)

Wouldn’t you want to try making them?

Well you can

I adapted this Kaiser Roll Recipe , to fit into my busy Saturday schedule.

I also wanted to use my preferred ingredient choice (which includes organics, raw honey, and wheat flour.

And I wanted to have them on Sunday morning, not just heated over, but fresh out of the oven.

This is how I did it, and you can too!

The Ingredients
  • *1 1/2 cups Organic Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2-3 cups Organic White Bread Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • *1 tablespoon Organic Raw Honey
  • *1 tablespoon Organic Barley Malt Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/4 cups water, lukewarm

*indicates ingredients that are adapted from the original recipe
You can play with the amounts of whole wheat and white flour too, I’ve slowly started adding more wheat to my rolls – they are a bit heavier – but very tasty

Special Equipment

Kaiser Roll Stamp

I started Saturday Morning, around 7 AM

First I made a Preferment

In a the bowl of your mixer, add all the water, the yeast, and one cup of white flour.
Mix this together and cover.

Kaiser Rolls, Preferment, Water, Yeast and small amount of flour
Mix Water, Yeast and first amount of flour in a bowl

This can sit and do its thing for 6 or so hours.
Preferment after a couple of hours, It should be bubbly
Between 1 and 2 in the afternoon (that means you had all Saturday morning to do other stuff, while your preferment was busy bubbling away) it’s time to mix the dough.

  • First add the wheat flour and then the salt
  • Begin mixing your dough. (I use a Kitchen Aid Mixer) but you can mix your dough in a bowl by hand if you like.
  • Next, add the raw honey, organic malt syrup, egg white, egg, and oil. Mix well to combine the ingredients.
  • Add one cup of flour, continue adding the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time until the dough can be handled and isn’t super sticky any more.
  • add flour a tablespoon at a time until the dough is just a little sticky, but not super sticky.

Put your dough in a greased bowl, turning once,
Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning once.
Cover and let rise for about an hour, or until doubled in size.
The dough should be doubled in size. nice and puffy.

An hour or so later, punch your dough down. Turn it once and cover it again. Let it rise for another 45 minutes.

Now it’s time to shape the dough into rolls.

  • First punch your dough down, and “dump” it on a floured covered counter.
  • Let it rest for a few minutes.
  • Prepare a pan for baking.
  • I use a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

I found a great tool to help me with my Kaiser Rolls. If you don’t have the Kaiser Roll Stamp. The Fresh Loaf has directions for making the swirl by hand.

I made the swirls by hand with my first batch, but the Kaiser Roll Stamp is my preferred method, and I will guide you through that method.

    • Cut your dough into 8 or 10 equal pieces

Dough Separated into 10 portions and shaped into balls

    • Shape into a ball and place them on your prepared pan
    • Spray the Kaiser stamp with some cooking spray
    • Press the stamp into the top of each ball of dough

Using the Kaiser Stamp to create swirls in the top of the rolls

    • Brush or spritz your rolls with water and sprinkle with poppy seeds


Now just cover your rolls loosely, and put them in the fridge.

You are done for the day. While you enjoy the rest of evening, your rolls will be slowly rising.

It’s Sunday morning

About 1/2 hour – 45 minutes before baking your rolls (so at least an 1 1/2 hours before you plan on eating your delicious rolls)

Take them out of the fridge and turn your oven on to 450 degrees.
Also place a sheet pan on the rack below your rolls.

Uncover those plump rolls and place them in the oven.

“Toss” a cup of ice cubes in the tray beneath – this will give your oven some steam – and shut the oven door.

After 10 minutes rotate the pan
and bake for 10 minutes more, or until golden brown.

Let cool slightly and enjoy delicious Kaiser Rolls without getting up at 2 AM!

Get just the recipe here

Kaiser Rolls, Organic

Adele, Blogging the Creative Life

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A step by step guide that will teach you how to make Kaiser Rolls for breakfast, without getting up at 2 AM


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