October 21st, 2012

Caraway seed rolls


Since weeks I am longing for bread with caraway seeds. Or for Caraway seed rolls sprinkled with caraway and fleur de sel. These are so delicious that I need nothing else then a little bit of butter with them.

And last weekend I finally found the time to bake these rolls. I made a dough containing sourdough which goes well with the flavourful seeds and some commercial yeast to keep the proofing time shorter.

The Caraway seed rolls match exactly my expectations: a soft crumb with a thin crunchy crust, which is covered with little salt crystals and caraway seeds. When I take them out of the oven they smell so tempting that I eat on while it was still hot from the oven.


Caraway seed rolls


  • 15g Sourdough
  • 150g flour Type 550
  • 105g Water


  • Sourdough
  • 450g flourType 550
  • 250g Water
  • 40g Butter
  • 10g Salt
  • 5g fresh yeast


  • Fleur de sel or coarse sea salt
  • caraway seeds

Mix water, flour and starter for the sourdough and ferment it  for 12 to 16 hours at 25°C.

Mix ingredients for the dough and knead it for about 5 min at low speed, then 3min on high speed until medium gluten development. Now reduce the speed to low speed again and add both soakers. Knead until well combined.

Ferment the dough for 60 min.

Divide the dough into pieces of 85g each and form them to light balls. Rest them for 20 min.

Flatten the pieces to thin ovals and rolls them tightly into logs. Moisten the sureface of the rolls with some water and sprinkle them generously with caraway seeds and fleur de sel. Proof for 60 min.

In the meantime heat the baking stone at 250°C.

Slash the rolls two times prior baking. Bake at 250°C for 20min with steam.

I sent this entry to Yeastspotting, Susans weekly showcase of yeast baked good.

3 Responses t_on Caraway seed rolls

  1. Chris May 5th, 2015

    @ Stefanie

    Die Kümmelstangen sind klasse geworden. Ich habe zur Hälfte 550 u. 1050 Mehl verwendet.

  2. Bernd October 29th, 2012

    Hallo Stefanie, noch so ein wunderbares Rezept. Ich bin ein riesengrosser Fan von Salzstangen. Leider gibt es diese kaum noch in Bäckereien zu kaufen – zumindest die hellen mit Kümmel und Salz, die -wie du richtig geschrieben hast – mit Butter ein wahrer Traum sind…
    Kommt auch auf die Nachbackliste…..


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