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pretzel buns

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Jane Whittaker
Massena (now in FL), NY

We were watching yet another commercial about food being served in pretzel buns, and my sweetie asked me why we couldn't find them in a store. Determined to find a way to make these, and found 2 recipes. The one online was from They are quite tasty. I made these for burgers tonight and can see a lot of ideas like swiss, mushroom and bacon burgers.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pretzel buns

  • 1 Tbsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    warm water 110°
  • 2 3/4 c
    all purpose flour plus more for kneading
  • 1 tsp
    salt, plus more to spirinke on the top
  • 1 md
    egg white
  • 1 tsp
  • vegetable oil to grease outside dough
  • non stick spray
  • 8 c
    boiling water
  • 1/3 c
    baking soda

How To Make pretzel buns

  • 1
    In a bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook attachement, add 1 cup 110° water, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Mix and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes or until foamy.
  • 2
    Mix the flour and salt, add to yeast mixture, and stir with dough hook for 8 minutes, or until dough is elastic and smooth.
  • 3
    Form the dough in a ball, grease out side liberally with vegetable oil, cover with a damp towel and let rest on cojnter until double in size, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Knead the dough, then turn out on a floured surface and continue to knead until the dough is smooth and springs back when poked with your finger, about 1 minute.
  • 5
    Divide the dough into either 6 or 4 portions, I used 6 portions, cover again with towel, and let rise for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  • 6
    While dough is rising, bring water to a boil, then add the baking soda. Preheat oven to 425° Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with non stick spray.
  • 7
    Drop rolls in 2 at a time and poach for 2 minutes, and then remove to drain on a wire rack.
  • 8
    Mix the egg white and teaspoon of water together and brush over the top of the rolls. Take a sharp knife and make an X shape in the middle.
  • 9
    Sprinkle with desired amount of salt. I wished I had really coarse salt for this, it would have been better, but they still good with just Kosher salt.
  • 10
    Bake for 15 minutes, turning half way until golden brown.