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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