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mwq Aug 31, 2012 02:07 PM

Sunday morning breakfasts growing up in NY were those wonderful Kaiser-appearing/crusty flaky outside/airy chewy inside morsels that were just about perfect with a small dab of lightly salted butter.

Will be in NYC soon and wondering if they still exist, and if so, where to find them.

Thanks in advance.

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    HippieChick RE: mwq Aug 31, 2012 02:41 PM

    Kaiser rolls (hard rolls) are available at Moishe's kosher bakery on Second Avenue and 7th Street; also the Ninth Street Bakery at 9th and 1st. They may not be exactly what you have in mind, but they're quite good.

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      addictedtolunch RE: mwq Aug 31, 2012 06:44 PM

      Since they started using frozen dough to keep them sell-able for a few more hours back in the 70s or so, bakery rolls have less taste.

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        mahler5 RE: mwq Sep 2, 2012 12:57 PM

        In my 30 years in NYC, I've only encountered soft "hard rolls" (clearly a misnomer, though the name makes me think that the product has changed over time.) I grew up near Detroit, where the deli hard rolls had a crust and were delicious.

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          mwq RE: mwq Sep 2, 2012 01:47 PM

          Thanks everyone. I had not seen them when in New York in the past, and thought, alas, that they might be gone. I will check out the suggested bakeries just in case. I would even settle for a decent broetchen like you find in Germany -- just a great breakfast roll, hard outside, airy inside. Hard to find them in LA.

          Thanks again for any pointers.

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            penthouse pup RE: mwq Sep 2, 2012 02:17 PM

            At the Union Square Market, at least one of the bread purveyors sells very good kaiser rolls.
            Either Bread Alone or Our Daily Bread.

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