Crusty Buns – Freezer to Oven

These crusty, European-style crusty rolls have a crisp, golden crust and light, airy texture on the inside. Made using Saf-Pro Ibis Red, these rolls can be baked fresh—from freezer to oven.

Crusty Buns – Freezer to Oven

Prep Time: 85 minutes
Bake Time: 15-18 minutes
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Bread Flour45-9018-
Light Rye Flour5-102-
Saf-Pro Ibis Red181.5-300
Red Star Block Yeast1-2-400
Livendo S400-40.5-200
Water +/-2985911800

Lesaffre Products Used


Combine all ingredients in a spiral mixer and blend for 4 minutes on your mixer’s first speed and then for 6 minutes on your mixer’s second speed, or until fully developed. Maintain the dough temperature at 78°F (25.5°C) and bench dough for 10 minutes.


Next, divide dough into 2.4 oz (70 g) portions and shape as desired and bench a second time for 15 minutes, apply topping flour, cheese, sesame or poppy seeds.


Place into a proofer set to 80°F (27°C) with 85% humidity for 45 to 50 minutes. After proofing, place rolls into a blast freezer for 20 minutes at -22°F (-30°C).


When ready to bake, remove from freezer and place directly into a rack, deck or revolving oven set to 410°F (210°C), with steam, for 15 to 18 minutes or until buns turn golden. Remove from oven, and let cool.



The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact Lesaffre and Red Star’s world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094 or sending an email to