Friday, August 1, 2014
Have you noticed a pretzel craze lately? Whether it's chips, bites, or buns, everyone seems to be looking for new and exciting ways to incorporate that pretzel taste into everyday meals.
I, for one, couldn't be happier! I mean, what's not to love about pretzels? That sweet, buttery taste. The crisp outside layer. All topped with just the perfect amount of sea salt. Ah, I'm telling you, I'm in pretzel heaven! It's all this pretzel love that led me to today's recipe. It combines all the warm, deliciousness of fresh-baked rolls with the amazing aroma and taste of pretzels. Best of all, you can use these rolls for anything your heart desires, including killer sandwiches and out-of-this-world burgers! So grab an apron, it's time to whip up some Homemade Pretzel Rolls!
7-8 cups Honeyville Alta Artisan Bread Flour
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
3 cups Warm Water
1 1/2 Tbsp SAF Yeast
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In your BOSCH Universal Mixer, combine the following ingredients in this order: Water, brown sugar, 4 cups flour, yeast. Mix at #2 setting until ingredients are fully combined, then slowly add remaining flour 1 cup at a time, until the dough begins to pull away from the sides. Knead in machine for 4-5 minutes.
Remove dough from Bosch and place on an oiled surface.
Divide dough into 6-12 pieces. This recipe should make around 10-12 rolls.
Taking an individual ball, shape into a roll about the size of a baseball. Place in a large sauce pan with 2 cups water and 2 Tbsp Baking Soda, and let simmer at medium heat for 5-10 seconds on each side.
Remove and place on a cooking sheet. Repeat process for each ball.
Brush tops with melted butter, sprinkle sea salt on top, then slice two slices parallel to each other in the tops.
Place in the oven and bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove and allow to cool 10-12 minutes before serving.
I'm going to warn you right now, once you take a bite of these rolls, you won't be able to stop at just one! These hand-held delights are everything you've come to love in a pretzel. The outside is the perfect crispness, with a delicious blend of butter and salt flavor. The insides are soft, fluffy, and simply to die for! Slice these puppies up and throw a patty between for an amazing hamburger or just eat them with some melted butter. You really can't go wrong with these beauties!
The pretzel craze is here, so why not join the frenzy with these awesome Pretzel Rolls!