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Pretzel Rolls

My lunches never include sandwiches. It’s leftovers, always. And I love it that way. But once in awhile, a sandwich craving will come over me. And I don’t know about you, but for me, a sandwich is all about the bread.

I’ve made Soft Pretzel Bites and Soft Seasoned Pretzels in the past. Both were praised by Mr. Prevention…me too! So, Pretzel Rolls were a no-brainer, must-make recipe. The perfect roll for a dolled up sandwich — a sandwich worthy of lunch! Or dinner 😉


Pretzel Rolls adapted from Epicurious, as seen on Butteryum

2 3/4 cups bread flour
1 envelope quick rise yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1 tsp fine salt
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 cup + 2 Tbsp water (125F to 130F)
Remaining Ingredients:
8 cups water
1/4 cup baking soda
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 egg white, beaten (glaze)
coarse salt


In bowl of food processor, combine flour, yeast, salt, and 1 teaspoon sugar. Turn processor on to combine ingredients and slowly pour the hot water down the feed tube. Process until ball of dough forms; continue to process 1 minute to knead dough. Remove dough from workbowl and place in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, then a towel. Place in a draft-free place to double in size (20-60 minutes depending on what kind of yeast you used).

Punch down dough and cut into 8 equal pieces. Using your clean counter, cup your hand around one dough ball and using a circular motion, shape roll into a smooth ball. Place rolls on a parchment lined sheet pan; space evenly. Cover with towel and place in a draft-free location to double in size. Preheat oven to 375 F.

Bring water, baking soda, and 2 tablespoons sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Using a slotted spoon, one at a time, put the rolls in the boiling water for 30 seconds per side. Remove from water, drain, and place back on parchment paper.

Brush rolls with beaten egg white and sprinkle liberally with coarse salt. If desired, you can use a sharp knife or kitchen shears to snip an “X” on top of each roll (I didn’t make my Xs large enough). Bake in a 375F oven for about 25 minutes. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes before eating. Yield: 8 rolls.

Nutrition Information (per roll): 159 calories; 0.1 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 670 mg. sodium; 31.8 g. carbohydrate; 0 g. fiber; 6 g. protein

Result: These were soft, and like the perfect soft pretzel in roll form. They were simple to make, so long as you allow enough time for proofing 😉 I will definitely make these again. Enjoy!


And finally, the sandwich.

Perfection 🙂

I am anxious for a free evening to be spent making a healthy dinner and working out. This week has been so busy! Yesterday I was running on coffee, literally.

Question: What do you eat as a side with sandwiches?

I made a wonderful veggie side to go with these sandwiches. Stay tuned for the recipe!

Almost Friday!

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  1. May 19, 2011 / 6:18 am

    Holy cow these look awesome! I love pretzel sandwiches. I couldn’t even begin to try and know how to make pretzel buns but this recipe looks fairly easy. I’m trying this one ASAP. I like pretzel rolls with turkey and cheese and my favorite sandwich side is macaroni salad or pasta salad.

  2. May 19, 2011 / 6:49 am

    I have been having a mild soft pretzel obsession lately. I’ve made pretzel bites and pretzels rolls with two different recipes. I haven’t gotten the pretzel rolls right yet though. I’ll definitely be giving this recipe a try soon! Thanks, Nicole! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. May 19, 2011 / 7:27 am

    We used to sell pretzel buns where I worked as a waitress. They were AMAZING and so popular. We had to get rid of them for some reason and customers were so angry.
    Like you, I like to have something light as a side when I eat a sandwich. A salad or a mixed veggie concoction or even fruit would work well.

    BTW, check your facebook, we’ve decided on a restaurant and Nick will make 7:30 (hopefully) reservations today!

  4. May 19, 2011 / 8:05 am

    We have people from out of town in our office for meetings and so there has been catering for them most days. Usually, I’m totally content with what I bring (salad, leftovers, etc), but the sandwich trays that came through yesterday? I was in total lust…

  5. May 19, 2011 / 8:37 am

    I’ve seen these all over lately, and wow, they look sooooo good. Can’t wait to try them! Have a great day Nicole.

  6. May 19, 2011 / 9:05 am

    I love it!! What is is that makes it pretzely and not just bread?? I like to chop up the leftover avocado and tomato that didn’t make it onto the sandwich and eat it as salsa with some tostitos.

  7. May 19, 2011 / 9:28 am

    These look so delicious! I bought ones at Trader Joe’s recently and they look easy enough to make myself.

  8. May 19, 2011 / 9:39 am

    Oh wow, do these look great! Why have I never made pretzel rolls, lol?! That looks like a killer sandwich!

    As a side with sandwiches I usually just grab an apple. Boring, but still delicious, lol!

  9. May 19, 2011 / 11:10 am

    These are gorgeous Nicole! I am like you….always leftovers…but every now and then I do like a sandwich and yes, it IS all about the bread and the spreads, but mostly the bread!

  10. May 19, 2011 / 11:15 am

    Totally would’ve never thought to make pretzel rolls myself, but these definitely look enticing. Yum!

  11. May 19, 2011 / 12:10 pm

    Wow awesome recipe with awesome stats. Good work girl!

  12. May 19, 2011 / 2:42 pm

    Wow, these look amazing! I have been seeing pretzel rolls around the blogsphere. I love pretzels so I can only imagine!
    I hope you get to enjoy a night to relax, work out, and cook, Nicole. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. May 19, 2011 / 4:32 pm

    I usually make a salad to go with my sandwiches or somethings we bake or fry some potatoes! I usually try to make it green though! Those pretzel rolls look A-mazing!! You always make me drool! haha

  14. May 19, 2011 / 5:02 pm

    Sandwiches are my favorite food, and yet I never have them on special bread. Im starting to doubt my sandwich skills now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. May 19, 2011 / 5:06 pm

    Those pretzel rolls looks amazing, I just want to dip them in garlic ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love having homemade sweet tatter fries with my sandwiches ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. May 19, 2011 / 6:59 pm

    Looks delicious! I usually like raw veggies with some hummus as a side or baked sweet potato fries!

  17. May 20, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    I’m the same way – I always take leftovers and never sandwiches for lunch, but I’d make an exception for this – yum! Pretzel rolls just makes me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole
      May 22, 2011 / 8:00 am

      I’m so glad you liked them ๐Ÿ™‚

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