Seeded Honey Rye Pull-Apart Rolls

Locale: Ashkenazi

Source: Jeffrey Yoskowitz/Liz Alpern, The Gefilte Manifesto [p. 65]

Serves: 14 rolls


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2.5 tsp)
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 3 tbs vegetable oil, plus more for greasing bowl and pan
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 c rye flour
  • 2.5 c all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 2 tbs ground corriander
  • 1 tbs + 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1.5 tbs corriander seeds, crushed


  1. In the large bowl of a stand mixer, combine the warm water, yeast, sugar, oil, and 1 egg. Beat until combined, and let set 5 minutes, until yeast bubbles slightly. Add salt, flours, honey, ground corriander, and 1 tbs caraway seeds. Mix and knead dough by hand (about 10 minutes) or in mixer until it forms a smooth but slightly sticky dough. Form into a ball, and place in an oiled bowl, covered with a wet towel. Let rise 2 hours, until doubled in size.

  2. Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan. Divide dough into 14 pieces, and form each into a round roll. Place into the pan, four rolls in the center, the other ten around the edge. Cover and allow to set another 45 minutes; they should be doubled in size. Preheat oven to 350F.

  3. Break up other egg with a fork, and use it to paint the top of the rolls. Scatter corriander seeds and remaining 1/2 tsp caraway seeds on top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until lightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly on wire rack.


  1. Recipe recommends serving this with Everything Bagel Butter, which indeed is perfect.

  2. I used dark rye flour -- the only one I found where I shopped. Not sure if it's denser or what. Dough struck me from early on rather dry, which may explain why it didn't rise quite as much as expected. The rolls stuck badly to the bottom of my non-stick springform pan, which made me think I should have lined it with parchment (or bought a new pan, one with a dimpled bottom like pictured in the cookbook). The rolls were a little dry and heavy, but very tasty (especially with the butter).


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