Are Kaiser rolls vegan?
No, most traditional Kaiser rolls are vegan as they do not usually contain dairy or egg products. They are typically made with ingredients like flour, water, yeast, salt, and sometimes sugar. However, recipes may vary and some may include honey (a non-vegan ingredient) or be topped with an egg wash, so it's always helpful to check if you're purchasing them from a bakery or store.
Are Kaiser rolls gluten free?
No, traditional Kaiser rolls are not gluten-free. This is because they're made primarily with wheat flour, which contains the gluten protein. A single Kaiser roll contains about 30-32 grams of gluten. The recommended daily valve for gluten for a person with Celiac disease or those with gluten intolerance is zero grams because they can't digest it effectively. However, there are gluten-free alternatives and recipes available, usually made with a variety of gluten-free flours.