Hello! My motto on 15 April is Rock’n’Rolls! I try to bake rolls myself. I found this lovely recipe online and it has good ratings. So what should go wrong? 🙂

Brötchen 007




Here is what you need:Brötchen 003

500 g of flour (Type 550)
40 g of yeast
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
150 ml of milk
150 ml of water
10 g butter

Make a yeast dough. Put the flour into a mixing bowl, make a hole in the middle of the flour and crumble the yeast into it. Put the sugar on the yeast, the salt on the surrounding flour. Melt the butter and add it with the milk and water to the bowl. Knead it. Prove the dough. Knead the dough again and form rolls. Then brush the rolls with water and put them in the oven (ca 240°C, ca 15-20 minutes). Put a bowl of water into the oven with the rolls!



500 g Mehl (Type 550)
40 g of yeast
1 TL Zucker
1 TL Salz
150 ml Milch
150 ml Wasser
10 g Butter

Stelle einen Hefeteig her. FĂŒlle das Mehl in eine RĂŒhrschĂŒssel, mache in der Mitte eine Mulde und bröckel die Hefe hinein. Der Zucker kommt auf die Hefe, das Salz and den Rand. Schmelze die Butter und fĂŒge sie mit der Milch und dem Wasser zum Mehl. Knete den Teig und lass ihn anschließend gehen. Knete den Teig erneut und forme Brötchen. Bestreiche sie mit Wasser und stecke sie in den Ofen (ca. 240°C, ca. 15-20 Minuten). Stelle eine SchĂŒssel Wasser mit in den Ofen!

Brötchen 005


Even though rock’n’roll has not really something to do with this recipe for rolls, I started thinking about the term rock’n’roll. Okay, I know what rock’n’roll is, a music genre, and I probably could also identify some typical rock’n’roll musicians. But why is it called “rock’n’roll”???  This site argues that  the word “roll” was associated with sex. They give examples of sayings: “Let’s go for a roll in the hay”, for example. In the early 1900s rock had become to mean dancing to music with a “strong beat”. Rock and roll then merged together and stood for dancing sexually or even having sex. That seems plausible for me because rock’n’roll had been scandalous back then. Just think about Elvis’ hip movements… 😀 Rock’n’roll was also associated with Black musicians and was later promoted as a label to sell Black music to white people.

My rolls tasted great but unfortunately did not look very good. Today was not my day to work with yeast apparently! But I will try it again! Still, I believe the recipe is great, try it yourself and post fotos of your rolls, if you like!



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