My family loves pretzel rolls. Actually they like anything pretzel related – hard or soft. These rolls take extra work but are worth the happiness from your family when you finish this delicious treat.
You could serve them as a carb at your dinner table or you could use the rolls to make a delicious sandwich. Some ideas for a sandwich are a lunch meat sandwich, hamburgers, sloppy Joes, or pulled pork.
I start the dough in the bread machine. So that it could do some of the work for me.
Stars of the recipe:
- 9 oz. (1 c. plus 2 Tbsp.) warm water
- 1 Tbsp. butter, cubed into small pieces
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 c. unbleached all purpose flour
- 3 Tbsp. nonfat dry milk
- 1-1/4 tsp. instant or bread machine yeast
- coarse salt (pretzel salt)
- Water Bath
- 2 quarts water
- 1/4 c. baking soda
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- Add all the ingredients for the dough except for the coarse salt in the order given. (water – butter – salt – flour – milk – yeast)
- Select dough cycle. Check the dough after a few minutes. It should be a slightly sticky ball.
- When dough is finished, remove the dough from the pan to a floured surface.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Then set aside. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.
- While the dough is resting, prepare the water bath. Add soda and salt to water. Bring to a boil.
- Smash each piece into a bun like shape. Drop into the water bath for 30 seconds. Flip and then keep in the water bath for another 30 seconds. Remove from pan to a sprayed cookie sheet.
- Using a knife, slice an X on each bun (1/2 inch deep). Sprinkle with coarse salt.
- Bake for 20 – 24 minutes.
- After they get done baking, remove from oven. Immediately remove from the baking sheet to the cooling rack.
adapted from salad in a jar.