Crusty German Bread Rolls Without Kneading

In my recipe post today, I am going to show you how to make crusty German bread rolls without kneading. There are super simple to make and everyone will love the crusty outside and chewy inside.

If you want to enjoy an authentic German breakfast then these homemade tasty German bread rolls are a must. In fact, Sonntagsbroetchen (German rolls) are the star of every German breakfast.

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mixing the dough together

If you like these German bread rolls for your Sunday breakfast, mix your wet and dry ingredients together on Saturday evening, cover the dough, and leave it overnight on your kitchen bench.

Best of all there is absolutely no kneading required.

Watch our video here to see how we make these tasty German bread rolls.

bread roll dough
the dough in the morning after around 8 hours of proofing

When you’re ready in the morning, remove the cover from the bowl and tip the risen dough onto a floured workbench.

Cut the dough into 8 to 9 pieces, and shape them into round or oval bread rolls.

Cover them with a clean towel and let them rest for around 30 minutes. Now is a good time to preheat the oven,

shape the German bread rolls

By the way, the shape of the rolls doesn’t have to be perfect. So don’t stress too much about it if they look a bit uneven.

Once the rolls have rested, cut the surface slightly with a sharp knife or a lame.

bread rolls are baking in the oven

While the bread rolls are baking, make sure to put an ovenproof dish filled with water into the oven as well.

The steam will help the rolls to puff up nicely.

crusty German bread rolls with no kneading

After around 20 minutes you will have the most amazing crusty German bread rolls to enjoy.

All there is left to do now is to let them cool down for a bit before presenting them at your breakfast table.

crusty German bread rolls for breakfast
Crusty German Bread Rolls – The star of every breakfast

A typical traditional German breakfast offers a variety of sweet and savory choices, a boiled egg or scrambled eggs, as well as a nice cup of coffee.

What a great day to start the morning, wouldn’t you agree?

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