Monday, June 5, 2023

German Rolls

I made a charcuterie board for myself. 

My son, Tim, came and joined me, and I fixed him one, too.  I'm watching their dog, Bailey, while they're on vacation.  I had made these German Rolls,  which are really, really good!


Here the rolls are rising.

Here they are after being baked. My friend, Heidi and her husband and mother-in-law had me over for the most wonderful meal, and Heidi made these and shared the recipe.  There's something so satisfying to me, about making bread.

Sniff, handsome grandson, Riley is off to South Korea.  I was so lucky to be able to drive with my darling daughter and Caiden, to take Riley to the airport.  

My daughter had the best graduation party for Caiden, who will be attending Oklahoma State University. This is the photo booth with Caiden, my youngest son Kevin, middle son, Mike,  daughter-in-law, Kristen, and Harper and little Hayden.


I have a four baby Bewick Wrens in my teapot birdhouse. The mom and dad come in out all day.

Yield: 12-16 depending on how large you want them
Author: Kitty, but the recipe is from my friend, Heidi
German Rolls

German Rolls

These rolls are so fabulous! They're crusty on the outside, but soft on the inside. They freeze beautifully, too.


  • 4 cups bread flour (I used 3/4 cup all-purpose and 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten)
  • 1 T. yeast
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt (next time I'll increase the salt)
  • 1 T. oil
  • 1 and 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 egg white


  1. Put the flour into a large bowl, make a well, drop in the yeast, sugar, 2 tablespoons of water. Stir carefully only the ingredients in the well. Cover the bowl and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Add rest of water, oil, and salt, and beat until mixed. I used my Kitchen Aid mixer for this part. Knead by hand, or use the dough hook and knead the dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour.
  3. Place in a greased bowl; cover. Rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Take a handful of dough for each roll. Form into ovals. Let rise about 45 minutes. Beat the egg white and 1 t. water until frothy and brush the rolls. Carefully cut a slit about 1/2" deep down the middle of each roll with a sharp knife.
  5. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.


Heidi does puts all the ingredients into her bread maker on the dough cycle and adds about 1/8 cup more water.

If I freeze the rolls, I take the rolls out of the freezer, thaw them, and reheat in the oven for a few minutes.

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Those rolls look so yummy! Best of luck to both Riley and Caiden.

  2. Sweet grandchildren! Congratulations to both...
    Printed the recipe...looks wonderful!

  3. Your rolls turned out beautiful Kitty! Wishing Riley a safe and speedy tour:@)

  4. Oh I can almost smell those beautiful yeasty rolls. They look divine! The family pictures are great. Love & prayers over your grandsons as they go on their long distance journey through life. XO

  5. Kitty, I wish I could join you for a taste of your homemade rolls.
    Bless Riley and all his fellow soldiers for serving our country. He is a handsome young man. I know you love him and are so proud of him. I enjoy seeing all your family photos.
    Blessings. I have been out of state several times recently and involved in painting projects at my house so I have been MIA from blogging. I realized I can not do it all but I have missed reading and commenting to my blogging friends.

  6. Wonderful post kitty. Love the sweet birdhouse and I love watching mine with the birds so busy feeding their young. All the best to Riley on his journey and congratulations to Caiden. Beautiful family..........Happy week.

  7. Oh kitty, I want to mention your rolls, they look and sound delicious! I want to try these so thanks for the recipe........

  8. I am saving your recipe for rolls. They look fantastic! Your grandson is very handsome and I know how hard it is to have them head overseas like that. Wonderful graduation party, Kitty. YOU look wonderful! xo Diana

  9. Pinning that recipe for sure!! All the best to your grandsons, big changes ahead for all!!

  10. YUMMY! Those rolls look amazing. I love to bake bread and my family loves it when they know I am baking bread. LOL! Look at tall Riley is? Your family is just beautiful Kitty. I know you are so proud of them all. Happy June sweet friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. The rolls look lovely , I will save this recipe. Your charcuterie board looks delicious/ Best wishes to Riley. Such a wonderful family photo. How sweet the birds made a home in your fun birdhouse. Happy week.

  12. Kitty, you made a nice charcuterie board and the rolls look so good. All the best to your grandsons. I hope you have a nice week.

  13. That's a lot of news about your two grandsons, Kitty! Wishing them both success and safety in both of their paths. ♥♥ I made German Rolls once and they are delicious. Yours look perfect!

  14. Your rolls look delicious Kitty... I can only image how good they smell baking! You're so cute in your camo tee (and shoes!) in the photo next to Riley. Prayers and safe travels for him and happy graduation wishes for Caiden...such a great family photo! Love seeing your sweet nesting wren photos too. Wishing you a happy week ahead. ♥

  15. The charcuterie looks great! Is that a glass of iced tea?

    Your family throws the best parties. Love the photo booth! What a memorable grad celebration for Caiden!

  16. P.S. I'm also a fan of the teapot birdhouse!

  17. Looks so delicious and welcoming. Will keep your servicemen in prayer. God bless their service.

  18. Your rolls look wonderful Kitty! I love the idea of personal charcuterie boards too~ I know you are so proud of your sons and grandsons, I wish them the best in their futures. I’m so glad you can be a part of their lives

  19. I love crusty rolls. Your personal charcuterie board looks very tasty. Lovely to see these family photos.

  20. I love bread, and those rolls look so good!!! Love the family moments too, including the bird family. Prayers for Riley's safe journey and call of duty.

  21. Bread yes I am with you, its outstanding and awesome. I never buy bread in a shop, always bake our own, so pinned this to give it a try as well.
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  22. Oh, my! These look so yummy! I know what you mean about how satisfying it is to make something like this. I think God placed that in us, as women who long to please Him and take good care of our families. Sending love to you, sweet friend.


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