Kaiser Rolls

To me, sandwiches are just the best when served on a kaiser roll.  This is a good, basic recipe.  For a number of years I took a local cooking class and this was one of the recipes.  I have made a few notes about what I found worked best.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1/2   cup skim milk

2   tablespoons butter (I always use unsalted)

1   package dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons, I always throw a little bit more in)

1   tablespoon sugar

1/2   cup warm water

3   cups unbleached all-purpose flour (I use organic non-GMO)

1/2   teaspoon salt (I use pink himalayan)

Cornmeal, water, and poppy seeds

Preparing:

Warm milk and butter until butter melts.

Mix the yeast, sugar, and warm water and let proof.

Add the milk mixture to the yeast mixture and gently stir.

Add the flour and salt, mixing well until a dough forms.  Knead for about 1 minute.

Place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour until doubled.

Punch down, cut into 8 pieces and form into round balls.  Score the tops of each roll and place on a cookie sheet that has been sprinkled with cornmeal.  Let rise for 30 minutes.

Spray with water and sprinkle with poppy seeds.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden.

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