They are German in origin as Kummel means caraway seeds while Weck means roll. In Buffalo in New York, these rolls are used to make a speciality sandwich called the Beef on Weck, with thinly sliced rare roast beef and horseradish and it is typically served with fries and a dill pickle.
2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
In the bowl of your machine, combine the yeast mixture, oil, honey, the egg white and stir.Now add the salt and about 2 1/2 cups of flour and knead, adding as much more flour as required till you have a smooth and elastic dough that is tacky but not sticky. Shape the dough into a ball, and place it in an oiled bowl. Cover loosely with cling film and let rise for about an hour, until it is almost double in volume.
Deflate the dough well (not kneading), shape into a round and and allow it to rise, covered, for 30 minutes more.
Follow the above recipe but with the following changes:
For the Salt and Pepper Sticks:
Again follow the above recipe for the rolls, but make the following changes :