Pretzel Sandwich Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. half & half
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 to 4 cups bread flour
  • 3 Tbsp. baking soda

Combine warm water, dark brown sugar and honey in a mixing bowl and stir.  Add the yeast and stir to dissolve.  Let stand until mixture begins to foam, about 5 minutes.

 

Melt 3 tablespoons butter, add half & half and add to yeast with teaspoon of salt.

 

Measure out 2 cups of flour and add to bowl.  With mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix until incorporated.  Add additional flour 1/3 cup at a time until dough is no longer sticky and pulls away from the side of the bowl.  Knead on low setting for 5 minutes.  Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour, 30 minutes.

 

Punch down dough and turn out onto a floured surface.  Divide into 8 equal portions.

 

Shape dough into balls, pinching the bottom together and then rolling lightly with the ball of your hand.  Place on lightly floured baking sheet and cover lightly with a towel and let rise until doubled, about 3 minutes.

 

While rolls are rising, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil.  Bring heat down to a medium simmer and add baking soda.  This foams up quickly so add one tablespoon at a time.  Now the fun begins.  The fun part only because it means one thing - you are getting closer to eating one of these delicious rolls.  When rolls are ready, carefully drop rolls into the baking soda bath one at a time with the side that will be the bottom facing up.  Poach for 30 seconds, carefully turn the roll over in the liquid and poach for another 30 seconds.

 

With a slotted spoon, remove the rolls from the water and place on a lightly greased baking sheet, seam side down.  Glaze each roll with lightly beaten egg wash coating all sides.  Sprinkle with pretzel salt.  With a sharp, straight edge, cut a slash or an "X" in the top of each roll.

 

Pop these little darlings in the oven for 15-20 minutes and get ready for an awesome pretzel roll!

 

 

 

These would be great for a hamburger roll or even a breakfast sandwich!

Me? - I'm just going to have a cheese and mustard sandwich - Enjoy!

 

~Adapted from Instructables

 



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