Pretzel Bun Recipe
Perfect for a sandwich or homemade hamburger buns, these pretzel rolls are so versatile and delicious.
Baked Goods, Side Dish
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Sarah Cook - Sustainable Cooks
+ 2 tsp active dry yeast
Making the Dough
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the hot water and 1/3 cup honey. Stir to dissolve the honey.
Add the yeast, and stir to combine.
Set aside for about 30 minutes, or until the yeast has activated and more than tripled in size.
Add the salt, olive oil, and bread flour to the mixer bowl.
Using the bread hook on the mixer, mix the dough at mix speed "2" until it clings to the hook and almost all the dough is off the sides of the bowl.
Remove the dough from the bowl. Drizzle olive oil in the bowl, turn the dough to coat in the oil and cover with a damp towel.
Allow dough to rise in a warm location until it has doubled in size (1-2 hours). Rising time will depend on the temp in your house.
Once the dough has doubled, use the bread hook and mix the dough again at mixer speed "2" for about 30 seconds.
Pinch chunks of dough off (between golf ball and tennis ball size) and roll into a ball.
Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Let rise for about 45 minutes, or until doubled.
Preheat oven to 375F.
Making the Pretzel Rolls
In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring 8 cups of water to a rolling boil.
Carefully add baking soda to the boiling water (it will foam).
Place 3 balls of dough into the water, and cook for 30 seconds on each side.
Using a slotted spoon, remove the dough balls and place back on the baking sheet. Cut an "x" in the top with a sharp knife.
Sprinkle with kosher salt.
Bake on the middle rack for 10 minutes, and then rotate the pans in the oven and bake for another 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Place on wire cooling racks, and allow to fully cool.
Store the rolls in an air-tight container at room temperature. Make sure they are 100% cool before storing. Any moisture trapped with the pretzel rolls will render the kosher salt on top mushy.
Pretzel Bun Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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