Pretzel buns are all-the-rage at the hip, fancy burger joints popping up everywhere these days!
The bread adds a unique twist to a burger or sandwich when used as a bun, which is why I made homemade pretzel rolls for my super unique Oyster Sliders last week.
I mean, you can’t just put a crispy oyster with spicy pumpkin aioli and pickled jalapeno mango relish on any regular old bun!
I quartered each roll to make them into 4 little slider buns and they worked perfectly for this dish!
Ingredients (makes 8 rolls)
- ¼ oz yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 cups bread flour
- 2 tsp kosher salt (divided)
- olive oil cooking spray
- 1/3 cup baking soda
- 1 tbsp butter (melted)
Begin by combing the yeast, water and sugar in a large bowl.
Wait for the mixture to bubble, 10-15 minutes, then add 1 tsp salt and flour.
Combine until a ball of dough forms then place the dough on a floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes.
Place the dough into a large bowl coated with the cooking spray.
Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 45 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
Punch the dough down then divide into 8 rolls and place on a baking sheet.
Cut an X on the top of each roll then cover with plastic wrap for 20 minutes.
Boil 6-8 cups of water. Once boiling add the baking soda. The water will bubble up like a science experiment, fun!
Add the rolls 2-3 at a time to the water. Cook for 1 minute on each side.
Remove from the water, drain and place on the baking sheet.
Bake at 400° for 12-14 minutes.
Trade up traditional dinner rolls for these pretzel goodies to add something new and different to your favorite meal!
Slice one open and dig in!
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.