willkommen-in-germany:Laugenbrötchen are a baked German…

willkommen-in-germany:

Laugenbrötchen are a baked German specialty, especially in Bayern and Schwaben, but up North, too. They’re made by glazing bread rolls with a lye solution before baking. The German name for any baked good dipped in lye is Laugengebäck; for rolls specifically, Laugensemmel or Kastanie (Bavarian), Laugenweckle (Swabian) or Laugenbrötchen (everywhere else). Both the rolls and pretzels are covered with large grains of salt, and they’re now sometimes sold covered with baked cheese at fast food stands.