Monday, February 13, 2012

Recipe: {Bread Maker} Pretzel Rolls

Hello.  My name is Wende and I am addicted to Pinterest.  It has been minutes since my last pin. 

I came across this pin for the most amazing looking pretzel rolls. They looked so yummy that I had to make the right away.  Now, these rolls have a few extra steps, but they are worth every extra step!  The rolls are the perfect pretzel texture on the outside and soft goodness on the inside.  I made some with salt and some without and my family preferred the salted version better.  We couldn't wait to try these, so as soon as they came out of the oven, we were ready to make them into sandwiches.  Who knew a plain ham and cheese could taste this good all because of a pretzel roll?  


Pretzel Rolls
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 pkg yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 to 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Kosher or pretzel salt

  1. Pour warm water in bread machine pan.
  2. Add yeast and sugar and allow to proof, about 15 minutes. It will be foamy when it is ready.
  3. Add melted butter, flour and salt.
  4. Set the cycle to dough.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Once the cycle is complete, pour the dough out onto a floured surface.
  7. Knead a few times then cut into 18 pieces, about 2 ounces each.
  8. Pull the sides up, bringing them to the middle and pinch together to form a ball.
  9. Flip the ball over, pinched side down. Cup your hand over the dough and roll it into a smooth ball between your hand and work surface.
  10. Place the dough onto the baking sheet, cover and allow to rise for about 30 minutes.
  11. After 15 minutes, bring two quarts of water to boil.
  12. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  13. Once the 30 minutes are complete and the water has come to a boil, add the baking soda to the water. Turn the heat down so the water is simmering.
  14. Place the dough, one or two at a time, into the water.
  15. Cook on each side for 30 seconds.
  16. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon allowing as much water to drain off of the dough ball.
  17. Once all the balls have been cooked in the water bath, brush each one with the beaten egg. Sprinkle with salt.
  18. Place in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
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  1. These sound absolutely amazing!!! I LOVE soft pretzels, and any kind of bread really, and these sound wonderful!

  2. I will have to try this: I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:

  3. oh god! those really look fabulous :)

  4. I have always wanted to make these. My kids have them in school and they always say about them! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe at Mix it up Monday, I can't wait to make them :)

  5. Oh my! You had me at pretzel. well. truth be told. rolls too! I can't wait to try these. They look SO good! I am visiting from Flour Me With Love. I would like to invite you to my Fabulous Friday link party. We start Friday at 12am MST and end Thursday night each week. If you can make it, I would love to have you there. Hope the rest of your week is fabulous and Happy Valentines day. :)

  6. Hi, I'm a new follower. Yes, I too am addicted to pinterest. These look yum. I'm always looking for a good roll recipe. I've got a couple of roll recipes on my blog at if you want to check them out.

  7. Thanks for linking up to the Recipe Party @ The Sweet Spot! I will be making these soon!

  8. My mouth is watering just looking at your pictures! These look AMAZING!!!! We would love for you to share this on our Saturday Link Party at Hope to see you there!
    -The Sisters

  9. Yummy! I would love for you to link up at my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  10. These look wonderful! I love the flavour of pretzels and the idea of it in a roll just sounds so good - especially as I can use my bread maker to make them.

    If you would ilke to share this recipe at the Gallery of Favorites I co-host, you would be very, very welcome! It's live on my blog now.

  11. Ummm yeah... I just pinned this. Can't wait to try it sometime.
    PS: I'm a new follower and would love it if you followed back. :)

  12. Stopping by from the Friday Favorites Blog Hop!

  13. Great looking rolls - the perfect home for ham and cheese, and I think I would definitely go for the salted ones too :-)

  14. Yum...pinning this...Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…Have a wonderful Sunday:)

  15. Those look really good and I need to use my breadmaker asap. It's been sitting in my cabinet since I got it for my birthday in September!

    Stopping by from Talent Show Tuesday

  16. This looks fantastic!! Thanks for sharing on last week's Makin' You Crave Monday! Your recipe has been featured on this week's edition. Come by, check it out - and I hope to see another of your recipes linked!

    Crystal -

  17. We would just love your Pretzel Rolls, they just look fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. These look so fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  19. These look so good! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing on Blissful & Domestic.

  20. I am going to feature it tonight on Blissful and Domestic

    Thanks so much for linking up and sharing on Blissful & Domestic.

  21. You were featured at this week's party!

  22. How large should the rolls be after rising for 30 minutes? Mine did not get much bigger at all. I would normally need to let bread rise for a couple hours?