Garlic just goes so well with bread and rolls. If you have ever had a super garlicky Kaiser roll at a nearby bakery, you may have wished you could make the same thing at home. Fortunately, you can! Here is a recipe that will turn out the most delicious, intensely garlicky Kaiser rolls you can imagine. While the recipe does take some time to prepare, it's not complicated. Just follow the instructions below.
Ingredients (for 12 Kaiser rolls):
- 1 package active, dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water, 110 degrees F
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
- 2 cloves garlic, minced finely
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
Start by combining the water, sugar, yeast, and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. Mix these ingredients together, and let them sit on the counter for about 10 minutes. The mixture should become bubbly and frothy. Add in another 2 cups of flour, the salt, vegetable oil, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Stir to form a soft dough. Keep mixing until the dough seems loose, but uniform.
Pour your final half cup of all-purpose flour onto the counter, and place the minced garlic on top. Turn the soft dough out on top of these ingredients. Knead the flour and garlic into the dough. Keep kneading for about 5 minutes.
Lightly grease a large bowl, and place your ball of dough inside. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Set the bowl in a warm place, and let the dough rise for 90 minutes.
Press down on the dough, and divide the dough into 12 even portions. Shape each one into a round roll. Spread the rolls out on a baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches of space between the rolls. Let the rolls rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes, or until doubled in size.
Brush the tops of the rolls with the egg white. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until brown on top.
Remove the rolls from the oven. Let them sit for a few minutes while you melt the butter in a small bowl and stir the remaining garlic powder into the butter. Brush the tops of the rolls with this garlic butter. Let the rolls continue to cool until they reach room temperature. Then, slice them and enjoy them!