Pretzel Rolls

Amazing pretzel rolls, good with anything or by themselves.

pretzel rolls recipe
Pretzel Rolls

I jumped on the pretzel rolls bandwagon last week. I don’t know why it took me so long. They are delicious and I will be making them often. In fact, I want to make some to use for soup bowls. They have the perfect texture and I just want some kind of cheesy soup served in one. Maybe later in the week you’ll see it here. I searched for a week reading various recipes for pretzel rolls all over the net. I finally saw this one from Mel’s Café and liked the fact she used milk in it for part of the liquid. I just prefer bread recipes that use milk or part milk, just a personal thing. I believe it gives the rolls or bread a better texture.

These were easy to make and were done in less than 3 hours including the resting time. I would go over to Mel’s and look at her directions, she really gave great details on the process if you are not an experienced bread baker.

pretzel rolls recipe

How to Make Pretzel Rolls
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Serves: 16 rolls
Amazing pretzel rolls, good with anything or by themselves.
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 1/2 - 7 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Water Bath
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • Coarse salt for sprinkling
  1. Mix together water, milk and oil in your mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast on top. Add 1/2 of the flour and salt. Mix until it comes together using a dough hook. Add remaining flour a cup at a time until you have a soft dough. Knead with the dough hook for at least 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and satiny. The dough should just begin to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Cover and let raise until doubled.
  2. Remove dough from bowl. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces. Shape into a ball. Place on a greased baking sheet or lightly floured counter to rise. Cover with a towel while they rest for about 20 minutes.
  3. Bring the water, sugar and baking soda to a boil in a large pan.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  5. Place 3 - 4 balls of dough in the water. Let cook for about 1 minute on each side. The longer it is in the water the crustier your rolls will be, so I found the 1 minute good. Remove balls with a slotted spoon to a piece of paper towel to drain slightly. I didn't leave them there, I quickly put them on a greased baking sheet. Repeat until all of the balls are done.
  6. Make 2 - 3 slashes across the top of each roll with a very sharp knife or single edged razor blade. Sprinkle with the sea salt.
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes until the rolls are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. adapted from Mel's Café -

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  1. says

    They look so delicious! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays! I have never tried pretzels in any form because I’m afraid of them. Maybe I’ll have to give these a try, I have saved them to my ziplist recipe box. Thanks again!

    • Mary Ellen says

      They are yum! They were still good the next day too. Much better the first day of course but not bad the second day.

  2. says

    Mary Ellen these look so good! I am late in trying Pretzel Rolls myself. So glad to have your recipe to try first. I am visiting you today from Wine’d Down Wednesday.

  3. says

    Homemade pretzel rolls? YUM! We discovered pretzel rolls last year (they are genius) and we absolutely love the ones from Costco. I can only imagine how much we’ll enjoy these homemade ones. Thanks!

  4. says

    I was so excited when I saw your pretzel rolls! I have been wanting to make pretzel bites but I don’t have a recipe and your recipe sounds really good plus they are gorgeous. Definitely making these. Stopping by from the Pin It Party.
    Terri Henkels – Easy Life

  5. says

    Oh, wow, they are just screaming to be eaten! Looks amazing, must be really delicious!
    Thanks for sharing at Foodies & Crafties Soirée! Pinned to the Foodies & Crafties Soirée THE best OF board:)
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

  6. says

    Thanks for joining us at the Foodies and Crafties soiree! Pretzel rolls are everywhere these days, but I still haven’t had one. I better change that soon.

    • Mary Ellen says

      Yes, you should. LOL…. I was there with until these. Now I am thinking where were they all of my life. Yep that good.

  7. says

    Mary Ellen, these pretzel rolls look absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning and sharing! Hope you have a happy Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

  8. Jamie @Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    I have yet to try to make homemade pretzel rolls …. but it’s on my list! These look so delicious and relatively easy :) Thanks so much for sharing at this week’s Freedom Fridays – I hope you’ll join us again week! :)

  9. says

    I have never met a roll I didn’t like and these look fantastic. Cannot wait to try them.

    Come and visit us this week. We are giving away a Delta faucet for your kitchen valued at nearly $700! You will love it!

  10. says

    Hi Mary Ellen – Just popping in again to let you know that I am featuring your fantastic Pretzel Rolls tomorrow night at Best of the Weekend – thank you so much (again!) for sharing them and have a happy Friday!


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