Make Ahead

Rye Buns

February 19, 2012
0 Ratings
  • Makes 20
Author Notes

Rye rolls are soft, fragrant, airy, not even mentioning that they are healthy and freeze OK as well.
Adapted from with slight changes. And I did kneading by hand. —Olgalina

What You'll Need
  • 50 milliliters water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons carob molasses
  • 2.5 cups warm water
  • 3 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 2,5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 cups rye flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 2 cups WW flour
  • 1 egg white
  • flax seed for the top
  1. Start with mixing first 3 ingredients and let it stand for several minutes to foam.
  2. Add the rest of water, coffee powder, cocoa and molasses. Add rye flour and stir until there are no lumps.
  3. Now add salt and 1AP and 1WW flour. Start kneading and adding some more WW flour, as much as is needed to make slightly sticky dough. Place the dough in a big bowl, cover with plastic and let it rise for 1 hour.
  4. Punch the dough down and press with your hands to create square disk. Cut it into smaller squares (I made 19 actually), transfer these buns onto lined with paper baking sheet and let them rise again, 45 minutes approximately.
  5. Preheat oven to 190C. Coat each with egg white wash and sprinkle with flax seeds. Bake for 20 minutes and let them cool on a wire rack.

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1 Review

Soledad O. June 6, 2015
These rolls/buns are amazing. Soft not too chewy in the center with a slightly crusty exterior. The taste and fragrance is mind blowing just a teeny bit sweet and complex. I didn't have flax seeds so I sprinkled oats on top and it worked great. They were as good if not better than rolls purchased from a good bakery. Thanks for an easy and fantastic recipe