Cheesy German bread rolls are a very popular snack on the go. You will find them in bakeries all over Germany.
They pack a lot of flavor and are great for school lunches and make a great addition to every German inspired potluck.
These German cheesy rolls are so unique as they have a soft dough with a nice mild cheesy flavor and a crispy cheese crust.
How are Cheese Rolls called in German?
Cheese rolls are called "Käsebrötchen" or "Kassemmel" or Käsweckle" in Southern German dialects.
How to pronounce "Käsebrötchen"?
Listen to this audio file to hear how to say "Käsebrötchen" in German.
How to make German Cheese Rolls from Scratch Video Tutorial
Homemade Authentic German Cheese Rolls Recipe
German Cheese Rolls
- 5 cups flour
- 2 tbsp. instant yeast
- 1 tbsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 2 cups shredded cheese for the dough
- 2 ½ cup very warm water
- 1 cup shredded cheese for the topping
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tbsp. milk
- Add flour, yeast, salt, sugar and cheese to a stand mixer bowl and blend briefly.
- Add warm water and knead on a low setting for about 3 to 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and shiny.
- Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rest for 10 min.
- Form rolls.
- Cover with the kitchen towel and let raise for about 20 min.
- Mix egg yolks and milk and brush the rolls.
- Sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 min. on 350 F.
Cheesy German bread rolls taste great by themselves. You can just eat it as is or use as basis for countless sandwich recipes. For example spread the roll with a thin layer of high quality butter and top it with smoked German ham.
For a delicious variation add also finely cubed smoked ham, i.e. Black Forest ham to the dough.