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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pretzel Rolls

A while back Red Robin Restaurant featured a special burger on a pretzel roll.  My sweetheart just happened to love that burger and has been missing it ever since.  Today we decided to make homemade pretzel together...and use the dough to create a pretzel hamburger roll.   If you can't have it at the restaurant let your wife make it for you from scratch at home!  So off we went making the dough.  We made up some pretzels, and a few rolls.  Success!  Here is a picture of the burger on the roll:

If you want to make pretzel rolls of your is the pretzel recipe, adjusted for rolls.
2 c.milk
1 T. yeast
1/2 c. very warm water
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. vegetable oil
6 3/4 c, flour

3 T. salt
1 egg
1 T. water
coarse sea or kosher salt

Scald milk, then cool to lukewarm. Sprinkle yeast over warm water then combine with cooled milk.Add sugar, salt, and vegetable oil. Beat in 3 c. flour. The dough will be like a thin batter. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes. Stir in 3 more cups of flour. Stir in enough additional flour to form a nonsticky ball, then knead for about 5 minutes.
Divide the dough into about 12 pieces.  Roll each piece into a ball. Set on greased baking sheets and let rise for an additional 30 minutes. Heat a large pot of water to boiling and add 3 T. salt. With a slotted spatula, lift each pretzel roll and dip into boiling water. After two seconds, lift out of the water and return to the baking sheet. Do this for each roll.
Mix egg and water well. Brush this mixture onto each roll and then sprinkle with the coarse salt. Bake 15 minutes at 400.

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