In the bakery world, there are very few items that are quite as versatile as kasier buns. They can be used in so many fun ways, some more complicated than others. They are great to pick up in large quantities as their semi-hard exterior protects them from getting stale too quickly. The following are some very simple recipes that don't seem very simple in the end. Basically, they give you the most impressive bang for your buck. If you have some spare Kaiser rolls on your hands, these are well worth trying.
Most bread puddings involve little more than bits of bread, eggs, milk, sugar, and the desired flavors. They can be made more savory for those who love meat and cheese. They can also be made sweeter for those who need a different dessert to try. Simply find any bread pudding recipe that suits your fancy, and replace all of the bread it calls for with bits of your lovely kaiser buns. Savory puddings would be delicious with a more savory kaiser roll with sesame seeds.
French Dip Sandwiches
These are quite easy to put together for a large crowd. Get your favorite sliced roast beef, a good au jus sauce, and your kaiser rolls as the buns. They can be sliced, buttered, and lightly toasted to really impress your guests or can be left plain with a variety of flavors to choose from.
The iconic swirl of the kaiser roll makes it perfect to transition to a simple sweet roll. This is similar to what you would do with a bread pudding, but more stylistic in nature. You will cut the kaiser roll along the swirls to create fissures in the bun. When this is done, you can place your desired filling in each crack. Some suggestions are brown sugar and cinnamon, cream cheese frosting, berry compote, and pumpkin spice mixture. The options are endless. Once you have your filling inserted, you will pour an egg and milk mixture over the whole thing to soften it up, and then pop it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes, or until the egg mixture has baked up and the kaiser roll is all golden in color.
If you have a big event coming up and need a way to feed people in an impressive way without spending a lot of time and money, then let the kaiser roll come to your aid in one of these simple and impressive dish options. For more information, contact local professionals like Klosterman Baking Company.