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Monday, September 19, 2011

Pretzel Rolls: Secret Recipe Club

As soon as I had sent Zach a link to my Secret Recipe Club blog assignment for this month, Patricia's ButterYum, I almost immediately got back a response that consisted solely of a link to the the recipe for these Pretzel Rolls.  And I can't say it was a bad choice!  These pretzel rolls immediately reminded me of the kind we get at our favorite grocery store, Wegmans.  They baked up deep golden brown and delicious.  They are great just out of the oven and taste just like a pretzel.  The remaining rolls would be great heated briefly in the oven, or a toaster oven, for just a few minutes until they get nice and crusty again on the outside and steamy and hot on the inside. 



Pretzel Rolls
from ButterYum

Ingredients:
2 3/4 cup bread flour
2 1/4 teaspoon yeast (one packet)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water

8 cups water
1/4 cup baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg white, beaten
coarse salt

Directions:
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine bread flour, yeast, kosher salt, sugar and water.  Use dough hook on low speed, mixing until dough ball forms.  Then move speed to medium-low and knead for one minute.  Coat a large bowl with oil and transfer dough to prepared bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and towel and let rise until doubled in size, about one hour.
  • Punch dough down and transfer on to floured work surface.  Cut into 16 equal pieces.  Work pieces into a circle with one smooth, tight, uniform 'skin' of dough.  Place on to parchment or silpat lined baking sheets, leaving space between rolls (I did two sets of 8 rolls on two half-sheet pans).  Let rise until doubled in size, about 40 minutes.
  • During the last ten minutes of the second rise, First preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Then bring the 8 cups water, baking soad and sugar to a boil in a large pot.  When the shaped rolls have doubled in size, boil them for 30 seconds per side.  We fit 3-4 of the small sized rolls in the large pot at once.  
  • Remove from water, drain and place back on sheet pans. Brush with the beaten egg white and top with coarse salt.  Once salted you can use kitchen scissors to cut an X shape in the top of each roll.  This will help steam escape and keeps the round shape. 
  • Bake the rolls at 375 for 25 minutes, until a deep golden brown.  Cool on a rack for 10 minutes before eating. 

Check out what everyone else made for Group B of the Secret Recipe Club!!


29 comments:

ButterYum said...

Whoo-hoo! You guys picked one of my favorite blog posts. So glad you liked them!!

:)
Patricia (aka ButterYum)

Kristen said...

I have been wanting to make pretzel rolls for a long time. This version sounds so good. I love Patricia's blog.

Gloria said...

what nice recipe, look delicious! gloria

Miz Helen said...

This looks like a great recipe. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
Miz Helen

Emily | Nomnivorous said...

A pretzel, baked in a roll form? How divine! I've had a pretzel croissant before, and love it. Might have to give these rolls a try.

Allison said...

I love pretzels and I love rolls so, I think your husband did a great job with his pick.

Lisa~~ said...

Your husband did a great job with his choice and your pretzel rolls look perfect.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Taylor said...

Yum! I bet these would be great rolls for sandwiches too!

the starving student said...

Pretzels are my favorite! But I have yet to get around to making them at home. Thanks for the recipe :)

Jo said...

I think these are on the list for Thanksgiving, they will make the best little sandwiches the next day too I bet!

Danielle Marie said...

Pretzel bread is my one and only true love!! I make it weekly :-)

they look great!!

Denise Evans said...

These look amazing. can only imagine as roll for a burger. YUM.Thanks for sharing and being a SRCer!

Dan said...

Those look awesome. All that's missing is a dijon mustard dip and I'd eat the entire tray.

Desi said...

That ButterYum does have a great blog! You picked a nice recipe :)

Here's my SRC post for Molten Lava Cakes, if you'd like to check it out!

http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/09/septembers-secret-recipe-club-reveal.html

Amy said...

I love love love pretzel rolls! I'm in the DC-area too.

I'd love it if you'd stop by my SRC post for Turkey Sloppy Joes!

Pretend Chef said...

Great SRC pick. I would love to give these a try sometime. They look so delicious.

Jeanette said...

What a neat idea - pretzel rolls! Looks they came out great!

Erin said...

YUM! I would have picked that one too. They look great!!!

AndiWinslow said...

Look wonderful, have never had but maybe someday thanks, andi

Mary said...

These sound delicious. I don't think I have ever eaten pretzel rolls.

Julie said...

I've been looking for a great recipe for Pretzel Rolls. SRC is such a great place to get recipe ideas.

Trisha said...

This is like a simplified pretzel. I officially have no excuse not to try these out. I've had a hankering for pretzels for the longest time ever, but have always chickened out. I've bookmarked these to try out soon!

tandysinclair.com said...

I have never heard of these before! Something new to try :)

Sanjeeta kk said...

Never made them before..will try it soon. Glad to be with you on src.

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

They look delicious!

And thank you for being a part of the SRC with me (group b). I am excited and looking forward to next month too!

Here is what I posted this month: Pioneer Woman's Chicken Pot Pie
http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/09/pioneer-womans-chicken-pot-pie-secret.html

Lynne said...

I always thought pretzels to hard to shape, but these rolls look much easier to make, but will not sacrifice the pretzel flavor. I'll definitely make these soon. Nice work on them-they look fantastic!

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

Pretzel rolls sound wonderful! Will have to give these a go.

marla said...

These would be enjoyed by the fistful over here! Love pretzel rolls :)
Fun being in the Secret Recipe Club with you. I baked up tarts this month for Group C http://su.pr/2rtACr

Anonymous said...

Again, short changed your assigned blog.