Pretzel Rolls Recipe

Pretzel Bread
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    75 min
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These pretzel rolls are great for savory sandwiches or as bread to serve with soup and spreads. While you can use traditional coarse salt, I really like using red Hawaiian sea salt for extra color.

What You'll Need

  • 1 .25-ounce package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 7 cups water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • Coarse salt or Hawaiian sea salt, for sprinkling

How to Make It

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast, warm water, and sugar, agitating until the yeast is dissolved. Let stand for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbly. Add the flour gradually until forming a soft dough that is neither sticky nor dry, adding extra flour if necessary. Turn the dough out onto a clean work surface and knead until elastic and smooth, about 3-4 minutes. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Lightly oil a large baking sheet and set aside.
  3. Bring the water and baking soda to a rolling boil in a medium-large saucepan over medium-high heat. Punch the dough down and turn out onto a clean work surface. Separate the dough into 8 pieces and knead each until elastic. Shape into rolls about 3-4 inches long.
  4. Drop 1 roll at a time into the boiling water. Boil for about 1 minute, remove using a slotted spoon and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat this until all of your rolls have been boiled. Sprinkle with coarse salt and bake until golden brown, about 12-14 minutes. Allow rolls to cool slightly before serving and allow to cool uncovered on a wire cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.