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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pretzel Rolls for subs, hotdogs or sausages!

Yield: 8 Pretzel Rolls/Buns

These pretzel rolls are heaven, and awesome for sausage with onions and peppers. Its like making a sandwich with soft pretzels. You wont ever want a standard hotdog bun again.










Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoons yeast 
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar 
  • 1/4 cup warm water 
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 3-4  cups high gluten or bread flour 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 
  • 4 tablespoon butter (half a stick)
  • 1/2 cup baking soda 
  • 6 cups boiling water 
  • kosher salt, for topping (I used regular table salt this time because I didnt know I was out of Kosher) *If you use table salt, use just a little as it will be much saltier than larger crystals.



Directions:


  1. Combine yeast, white sugar, and 1/4 cup warm water in small bowl and let set 10 - 15 minutes or until yeast mixture is foamy.
  2. In a separate bowl, heat milk and melt butter in it. Add salt and brown sugar to this.
  3. Pour both liquid mixtures together in a large mixing bowl, and begin to stir in flour 1 cup at a time until you have a soft dough that is not sticky. All of the flour may not be needed depending on humidity levels.
  4. Knead 10 minutes.
  5. Let dough rise in greased bowl until doubled in size.
  6. Punch risen dough down.
  7. Separate dough into 6-8 equal sized pieces and place on wax paper. I do 8 for hotdogs, 6 for sausage and 4 for larger sub rolls.
  8. Allow dough pieces to rest 10 minutes.
  9. Shape dough pieces into 6-7 inch long rolls. Slash tops.
  10. Rise shaped rolls for 1/2 hour or until not quite, but almost double in size, covered with plastic wrap. It may take 1/2 - 1 hour depending on the temperature. With the AC on, it took mine almost an hour but when its warmer, they will rise faster.
  11. While your rolls are rising, prepare a kettle with 6 cups water and baking soda. Bring to a soft boil when ready.
  12. After rolls rise for 1/2 hour, place each roll into boiling water and cook 1 minute on each side.
  13. Place boiled rolls on parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkly kosher salt on them immediately so it sticks to them.
  14. Bake in preheated 450 degree F oven until the rolls are browned to desired shade. 
  15. Cool on wire racks and serve stuffed with anything you like!

If you like this recipe, you may also like my soft pretzel or pretzel nuggets recipe.




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