Tina: The traditional Danish weekend breakfast always consists of fresh baked morning rolls from the bakery. The Danes traditionally eat the rolls with butter, cheese, and/or jam. We call them “rundstykker”, meaning round pieces. Since I don’t have rundstykker available where I live, I have to make my own. I don’t mind making them – there is nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread in the morning. Although this recipe makes sunflower rolls that are different than the Danish rundstykker (which are white flour rolls), I like these better because they are a bit more rustic and have more of a bite to them.
This recipe is ridiculously easy to make and takes no time to throw together. You don’t have to stick your hands in the sticky dough and knead, or even shape the dough into rolls. It’s that simple. The dough is made the day before and left overnight to rise in the fridge until next day. The dough gets bubbly, sticky and gooey, and when baked the rolls will have a beautiful crispy crust and a soft inside. Of course you don’t have to just eat these in the morning – they are also really good for lunch to make sandwiches. The crispy crust will disappear after a day, but toast them or heat them in the oven and the beautiful crust comes right back again.