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How To Make Garlic And Herb Kaiser Buns

Do you love kaiser buns, but wish they had a bit more flavor? Perhaps it is time to make your own. These garlic and herb kaiser buns are incredibly flavorful, and they go well with most any meal. You will want to plan ahead if you make them, as the dough needs to rest in the fridge overnight. The results are worth the wait!

Ingredients for the initial dough:

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Combine the yeast, warm water, and sugar. Let rest for 5 minutes, and let the yeast dissolve. Then, stir in the flour until soft dough forms. Place in a lightly covered bowl in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 hours. Then, remove the dough from the fridge. Let it warm for 2 hours, and then add the ingredients below.

Ingredients (to be added after the initial rest):

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

Add all of the ingredients at once, and stir the mixture well. When a uniform dough has formed, turn it out onto a floured surface, and knead for 5 minutes. Then, place the dough in a gently oiled bowl, and cover it with plastic wrap. Let rest for one hour in a warm, dry place.

When the dough has doubled in size, divide it into 12 equal portions, and shape each into a round ball. Place the rolls about 3 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. (You may need to use two sheets if you only have smaller ones.)

Let the rolls rest for 30 minutes. While they are resting, prepare a garlic mixture on the stove by combining the following ingredients.

Ingredients (for the garlic topping):

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Heat the mixture over low heat until the butter is fully melted. Then, remove the plastic wrap and brush the garlic mixture over the rolls.

Place the rolls in a 400 degree F oven, and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown on top. You can even use a thermometer to check if the rolls are done. Insert it into one roll, and if it registers 190 degrees F, the rolls are finished baking.

Contact a company like Klosterman Baking Company for more information and assistance.