these are two of the better-looking tebirkes in a batch i made one morning for breakfast. i know my husband really likes them (and also was aware that he was hungover) but to my surprise, he didn't seem overjoyed to see them. i'm pretty sure it didn't have to do with the fact that most of the rolls tipped over in the oven and didn't look bakery-perfect. of course my husband was impressed but stated that he was not in the mood for the poppyseed rolls. he did end up eating one out of principle though, and said it was good. but when he saw that i cut mine in half and spread olive tapenade and mozzarella inside, he was shocked.
"you can't do that, tebirkes are meant to be eaten alone."
does anyone else think it's terribly ironic that denmark houses the best restaurant in the world, which is famous for innovation, but almost every dane is a sandwich nazi? i have been living here over 2 years but i still get taken aback when someone says you can't do that regarding what i have on my plate. apparently the 250 possible combinations of ingredients that one can arrange atop rye bread is set in stone. but i've never been one to obey food laws, so i ate my rogue sandwich. and it was good.
adapted from maduniverset
yields 8 rolls
1.5 dl soyamilk
25 g fresh yeast
1 tbsp sugar
0.5 tsp salt
5 dl all-purpose flour
milk or egg for brushing
mix the yeast into room temperature milk. add the egg, sugar, salt, flour, and mix thoroughly. cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. punch the dough down and roll it out to roughly 25x40 cm. thinly slice the margarine and spread it over half the dough. fold the un-buttered half over. roll out the dough again and fold it in thirds. repeat twice. roll out the dough to about 30x70 cm and fold in thirds, lengthwise. cut slices about 5cm thick. let rise for about 15 min. brush with egg and sprinkle some poppy seeds over each roll before baking at 200C for 15 minutes.
enjoy these rolls with whatever you like!
oh, and if anyone knows a proper substitute that could replace egg here, please let me know so i can make them vegan!