How to How to Make Zwiebach

by Rachel Quiring

Step by step guide to make Zwiebach, a German roll.


  • Flour
  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • ¼ Cups Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • ½ Cups Water
  • ½ Cups Sugar
  • 6 Teaspoons Dry yeast
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Step 2

    Gather the Ingredients

    Step 3

    Combine milk and butter and melt in the microwave.

    Step 4

    Step 5

    Combine 6 tsp of dry yeast with sugar and warm water.

    Step 6

    Add the yeast mixture to the milk and butter mixture.

    Step 7

    Add salt and oil.

    Step 8

    Start adding flour to the mixture. (No measurement was made here but it was at least six cups.) Continue adding flour until the dough doesn't stick to your hand when you try to work with it.

    Step 9

    Knead the dough.

    Step 10

    Place the dough in a large bowl and allow time for it rise.

    Step 11

    After the dough has risen, punch down the dough.

    Step 12

    To shape the dough, pinch off two pieces of the dough and stack them on top of each other. The top should be slightly smaller than the bottom. Poke your finger in the middle to make them stay together

    Step 13

    Place them on a pan and allow for them to proof.

    Step 14

    Proofed dough.

    Step 15

    The oven should be preheated at 450.

    Step 16

    Bake the rolls for approximately 12 minutes.

    Step 17

    They should be browned as shown.

    Step 18

    Immediately roll them on their sides to prevent additional browning on the bottoms. Let cool.