Pretzel Dinner Rolls

Wendy Rusch


YUMMY in my Tummy! Are these not the cutest lil buns? Who doesn't love a big ole vender pretzel??? When I came across this recipe I just had to try it, since I'd been looking for one for forever...To have a pretzel bun to put a burger on??? YUM! And of course just to nibble on.

Triple D's, Guy, has visited a few diners that serve burgers on pretzel rolls and I couldn't find them or a recipe...and then one day while on a food blog there one was, just starring at me ("How Sweet It Is!" I think she just directed her viewers to the actual recipe if I remember right.)

Grill up a burger and grab one of these to put it on! Perfect time of year for that!

Anyway...I hope you enjoy!!!

pinch tips: How to Knead Dough





1 1/2 c
warm water (110-115 degrees)
1 pkg
yeast or 2 1/4 tsp
2 Tbsp
4 c
2 tsp
sea salt
4 Tbsp
butter, softened
1/4 c
baking soda
2 qt
egg, lightly beaten with 1t water
pretzel salt to sprinkle on top (i used course sea salt)

Directions Step-By-Step

Don't let this scare you! It's really easy!
In a large mixing bowl combine warm water, yeast and sugar. Let stand 5 min or until foamy. Add flour, salt, butter and mix with dough hook until thoroughly combined and pulls away from sides and forms a ball of dough, you may need to add a little more flour, 1/2-1 cup. Cover with towel and set in warm place to rise for approx 1 hour or until doubled in size. Punch down dough and turn out onto lightly floured surface.
Line 1 baking sheets with parchment paper or foil sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Cut dough into 18 pieces (or 9 for a 'good' hamburger size bun, per the advice of Laurie Sanders a JAP member as well) Shape each piece into a ball. I flatten it between my palms and fold over a couple times then pull sides down and pinch together on bottom until a nice round ball shape is formed. Place pinched side down on sheets. At least 1" apart. Cover with plastic wrap then a towel and let rise 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
Preheat over to 425. Place racks in middle positions. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil, add baking soda and lower heat to simmer. Put 3-4 rolls at a time into boiling water seam side down for 30 seconds, then turn over for another 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon to a clean towel. Then place back onto prepared pan.
With a pastry brush, brush tops and sides of each roll with egg wash, being sure to coat all sides. Top each roll with pretzel salt (I used course sea salt). Then with a sharp knife cut a "X" into the top of each roll. Bake rolls in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.(20-25 for the larger bun) or until buns reach an internal temp of 170ish
Eat as is, or serve with burgers,or make your buns long and serve with hot dogs or brats. Chicken breast with caramelized onions and a good honey mustard is great on these on these too. :o)

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #bun, #pretzel, #roll