Homemade Pretzel Rolls

Pretzel Rolls with a salty brown crust and a chewy texture are irresistible. One taste of these rolls hot out of the oven and you’ll be asking yourself why you haven’t been making them all your life.

Homemade Pretzel Rolls - salty and chewy on the outside

Pretzel everything seems to be all the rage these days. I have been absolutely drooling over pretzel crusted pizzas on Pinterest. Even Wendy’s has a Pretzel-Bacon Cheeseburger.

Homemade Pretzel Rolls - salty and chewy on the outside.

Pretzel Rolls may sound difficult to make but they truly aren’t. This recipe is from Epicurious and it is a real winner. I knew it would be from the glowing reviews.

Homemade Pretzel Rolls - salty and chewy on the outside.

Be sure to put plenty of salt on the outside. It really makes them. You can use either caraway seeds or celery seeds to season them, but I definitely would not completely leave them out. Make the rolls a little larger to use for sandwiches.

Pretzel Rolls are perfect to serve with Sweet and Sour Cabbage and Bratwurst.

Homemade Pretzel Rolls - salty and chewy on the outside.

 

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Homemade Pretzel Rolls - salty and chewy on the outside
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Homemade Pretzel Rolls
Prep Time
1 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 35 mins
 

These Pretzel Rolls have a salty brown crust and a chewy interior. A great compliment to a German dinner. Also make delicious sandwich rolls.

Course: Bread
Cuisine: German
Servings: 12
Calories: 128 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 2 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 envelope quick-rising yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds or caraway seeds
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons hot water about, 125 to 130 degrees
  • Cornmeal
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • Coarse salt
Instructions
  1. Place bread flour, yeast, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, and caraway or celery seeds in food processor. Pulse to blend.
  2. With machine running, gradually add hot water through feed tube, adding just enough to form a smooth dough. Process 1 minute to knead.
  3. Place dough in a greased (with oil) bowl, turning to coat dough in oil. Cover loosely in plastic wrap and let rise in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in size, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Punch dough down and knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Divide dough into 12 pieces.
  5. Form each piece of dough into a ball. Place dough balls on a baking sheet that has been lightly floured.
  6. Flatten each ball slightly and use a serrated knife to cut an "X" on top of each one. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled, about 20 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal.
  8. Bring 8 cups of water to boil in a large saucepan. Add baking soda and 2 tablespoons sugar.
  9. Add 4 rolls at a time, cooking 30 seconds per side. Transfer to prepared pan using a slotted spoon (X side up).
  10. Brush rolls with egg white and sprinkle generously with salt.
  11. Bake rolls until brown, about 25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pretzel Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Source: slightly adapted from Epicurious

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24 thoughts on “Homemade Pretzel Rolls

  1. I have wanted to make pretzel rolls for the longest time now! I’ve done regular pretzels but never rolls! These look delicious! So perfectly browned!

  2. I am such a sucker for soft pretzels and have always wanted to try making pretzel rolls. Love the salt on these and the gorgeous color! They look absolutely perfect!

  3. Pretzel rolls really are all the rage. I can’t believe there are even hot dog buns. Looks like you picked a fabulous recipe. That brown crust and the soft chewy center sounds so good!

  4. These look fabulous! I’m wishing I had several right about now. With the cold still hanging on, carbs are what I want. Send warm weather and these rolls. Thanks. πŸ˜‰

  5. I remember trying Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger and absolutely falling head over heels for pretzel buns. The idea of homemade pretzel rolls sounds AWESOME and yours look to die for, Christin! I can imagine making all kinds of awesome burgers and chicken sandwiches on these rolls. πŸ˜€

  6. It doesn’t get much better than homemade pretzels in any form for me, so I would love these rolls! And you bet I would eat all of my sandwiches or burgers on these!

  7. I had no idea that it was this easy to make pretzel rolls! These look so amazing, Christin! I also order these kinds of rolls whenever I see it on restaurant menus, so I love that I can make my own version. Pinned!

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