December 5th, 2014

Poppy seed rolls with sweet Starter

Mohnbrötchen mit süßem Starter (1)

After to weeks of hibernation in the fridge my little sweet starter longed for fresh flour. To use the leftovers after feeding I decided to mix a dough with a little bit starter and a tiny little bit of fresh yeast and let it rise over night at roomtemperature.

The next morning the dough was very well risen and lively and so I formed some rolls and let them rise for a short time before baking. After one hour I could serve warm rolls for our breakfast.

They flavour was very complex and delicious, and thats convinced me to share the recipe with you, even when it was planed “only” to use up leftovers.

Poppy seed rolls with sweet Starter

ergibt 9 Brötchen

Sweet Starter


  • sweet Starter
  • 440g flour Type 550
  • 290g Water
  • 35g Butter
  • 10g Salt
  • 2g fresh yeast


  • poppy seeds

Knead all ingredients for 5 min on slow speed, then 5 min on fast speed.

Let the dough rise overnight at room temperature (depending on the room temperature: 8-12 hours). The dough should at least double its volume.

The next morning divide the dough into pieces of 80g each. Shape them to oval rolls. Allow them to relax for about 15min, press them down gently. Now roll them first on a wet towel to wet their surface, then in poppy seeds.Cut them lengthwise very deeply, about 3/4 through the roll. Lay the cut together once again and turn the rolls on the cut.

Proof for 35 min.

Preheat the oven to 250°C.

Turn the rolls, so that the cut side face upside once again, and place them on a paper lined baking tray. Mist with water and bake with steam for about 20 min at 250°C. For really crisp rolls turn to convection mode during the last 5 min.

5 Responses t_on Poppy seed rolls with sweet Starter

  1. Franzie March 20th, 2018

    Hallo Stefanie,

    Kann ich die Brötchen auch komplett ohne Hefe und nur mit dem süßen Starter backen? Muss ich dabei am Rezept was ändern oder einfach nur die Hefe weglassen? Ich bin zur Zeit so begeistert vom süßen Starter :-)…

    Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße

    1. Stefanie March 20th, 2018

      @Franzie: Du kannst die Hefe auch weglassen, das war nur die “Sicherheitsleine”. Der Teig sollte sich vor dem Weiterverarbeiten verdoppelt haben. Eventuell brauchen die Brötchen in der Stückgare auch etwas länger (45-60 min).

    1. Stefanie December 6th, 2014

      @Monika: Ups, danke fürs aufmerksame Lesen.Das Rezept wird gleich korrigiert. Der Mohn kommt nach dem Formen und vor dem Einschneiden auf das Brötchen.


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