Chewy, Salted Pretzel Rolls

These are A-MAZING. They are mouth-watering, “mmmm” inducing after each bite. Try them for burgers, sandwiches, roasted veggies, BBQ or even plain…awesome for so many things! They are chewy and yeasty like a giant pretzel but with more flavor from the wheat and crunch from toasting and a sprinkle of kosher salt. Wegmans inspired me with the idea of a pretzel roll so I played around with Baking Illustrated’s “Soft Pretzels” recipe to create these.

 

You’ll need:

  • 2 tsp. instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup honey or agave
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 6 cups flour (we do 3 bread flour (needed for chewy factor) and 3 milled whole wheat, which gives them an awesome texture and taste)
  • 2 cups warm water (about 110 degrees)
  • a 12 inch skillet
  • 5 tbl baking soda
  • kosher salt for sprinkling

2 Hour Rise time
Quick Boil
Bake 15 min.


Mix yeast, honey, salt, flour and water in a mixer.
With the dough hook, knead the dough at low speed until a smooth, elastic ball forms about 5-7 minutes.
Place dough in a oiled bowl and spritz top of dough with olive oil as well. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size about 1 hr. Deflate, cover and let rise again about another hour.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Bring about 6 cups of water and the baking soda to a boil in a 12-inch skillet. Divide dough into about 14-16 rolls, buns or pretzels (or a few of each!) and place 2-3 at a time in boiling water, using a slotted spoon to flip after 30 seconds. Place on baking sheet:

Made with: Half bread flour, Half milled wheat
Made with: All bread flour
Pretzel shape

Sprinkle with kosher salt (or sesame/poppy seeds), use a sharp knife to slice an X, and Bake 12-16 minutes or until well browned:

Half bread flour, half milled whole wheat (by far our favorite- chewy, tasty, yeasty with a great texture…)
All bread flour; a little bland

We let them cool enough to cut, and then toast on the grill or in the oven till crisp for our burgers, BBQ, chicken sausages etc.

YUM!!!!

Chicken or Turkey (?) Burger with Avocado, Hot Pepper Jam and Cheese on Pretzel Roll

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