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