Pretzel Rolls

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.

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I start the dough in the bread machine.  So that it could do some of the work for me.

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Pretzel Rolls

Stars of the recipe:

  • Dough
    • 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

Steps:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the dough except for the coarse salt in the order given.  (water – butter – salt – flour – milk – yeast)
  2. Select dough cycle.  Check the dough after a few minutes.  It should be a slightly sticky ball.
  3. When dough is finished, remove the dough from the pan to a floured surface.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.  Shape each piece into a ball.  Then set aside.  Allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  6. While the dough is resting, prepare the water bath.  Add soda and salt to water.  Bring to a boil.
  7. 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.
  8. Using a knife, slice an X on each bun (1/2 inch deep).  Sprinkle with coarse salt.
  9. Bake for 20 – 24 minutes.
  10. After they get done baking, remove from oven.  Immediately remove from the baking sheet to the cooling rack.
  11. Enjoy!

Happy eating,
Traci

adapted from salad in a jar.

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