These German style rolls were adapted from a recipe on Karin Hanseata's blog. Her blog is filled with inspired baking so I urge you to visit and explore her adventures.
I found these rolls to by very similar to Kaiser style rolls with a nice hard crust and soft interior, perfect for sandwiches.
I of course had to change a couple of things since I just can't seem to help myself. I use 150 grams of my apple/cherry Yeast Water in place of part of the water and I cut the yeast down to 5 grams to compensate. I also made 8 slightly larger rolls versus the 10 she suggested.
For the toppings I used toasted onions, black sesame seeds, Asiago cheese and flax seeds. I decided to try to get in the holiday spirit so I used a snowflake cookie cutter on some of the rolls for added effect.
I was very happy with the way these turned out. The use of the 00 Caputo flour really creates a unique crumb structure in these rolls and I've been eating sandwiches all week on these tasty rolls.