Käsebrötchen (German Cheese Bread Rolls Recipe)

Light, fluffy and cheesy bread rolls! Käsebrötchen are a special and irresistibly delicious German treat!

I’ll never forget on our first breakfast on our first trip to Germany with my husband. We were at his parent’s house and there were a plethora of fresh German bread rolls but a couple of my husband’s favorite — Käsebrötchen.

They looked absolutely delicious, covered with cheese and soft to the touch.  When I took a bite, Mmmm, I was not disappointed. They are irresistibly delicious! So, I was determined to learn how to make them myself. And after tasting many, here is my recipe creation! All I can say, is that these bread rolls did not last long. The recipe makes 6 large bread rolls but it can be doubled, tripled, quadrupled — well you get my point. Guten Appetit!

Here’s the recipe:

Käsebrötchen (German Cheese Bread Rolls)

  • 1 cup all purpose flour (plus more for dusting and kneading)
  • 2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 TBSP water
  • 1.5 – 2 cups shredded mozzerrella cheese*

*Or your favorite type of cheese

Preparation:

In a large bowl, stir together the yeast and the water until the yeast is dissolved.

Then add the flour and salt and stir well.

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Pour the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5-7 minutes. Then shape the dough into a ball.

Pour 1 TBSP of olive oil into a bowl and lightly grease it.

Place the ball of dough into the greased bowl and cover with a damp kitchen towel. Put it in a warm place and allow the dough to rise for 1 hour.

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Then divide the dough into 6 equal balls. Lightly grease a parchment lined baking sheet with the remaining 1 TBSP of olive oil and place the dough balls on the baking sheet. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and place in a warm place to rise for another 15 minutes.

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Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven for 180C/356F.

After the second rise, whisk together the egg yolk and 1 TBSP of water.

Using a pastry brush, coat the top of each bread roll with the egg yolk mixture.

Then take the shredded cheese and liberally, and I really mean liberally, top each bread roll with the cheese (let the cheese fall all around each bread roll).

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Then place the bread rolls in the pre-heated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.

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Serve & enjoy immediately or save for later.

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Guten Appetit!

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