Thursday, June 21, 2012

Day 18: 31 Days of Pinterest: Pretzel Rolls

The picture of these rolls on Pinterest is To. Die. For. Mine didn't turn out QUITE the same, but they were VERY good!

I'm not sure what I was thinking planning my most complicated one yet on the day before our family vacation??? I've never made anything like this so it was a little trial and error and I think if I made them again they'd be even better, but they were still very tasty!

Pretzel Rolls

6-7 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 Tbs oil
2 tsp active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups warm milk
1 cup warm water

7 cups water
1 Tbs salt
4 Tbs baking soda

Course salt for sprinkling.

Mix yeast and warm milk in small container and let sit for 10 min.
In large bowl whisk 6 cups flour and 1 tsp salt.
Add oil and warm water to milk/yeast mix.  Pour into bowl with flour mix.
Knead until dough is fairly smooth.  Should be "stiff" and easy to handle, if not add more flour.
Cover bowl with a dish towel and place in a warm place to rise for one hour.
Punch down dough and knead in bowl for one min.
Cut into 15 pcs and make into balls by pulling dough under.
Place on well greased surface and let rise for 15 min.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In pot, heat "bath" water, salt and baking soda to a rolling boil.
Plunge in 3 dough balls at a time and let "poach" for a total of one min, placing them on a WELL greased pan when done.  (WELL greased.  I thought mine was, but most of the rolls stuck.)
Cut 3 lines across each with a serated knife and sprinkle with course salt.
Bake 20-25 min until rich brown.

Ours did not have the perfect, round shape that the pinner's picture shows, they were more flat.  We buttered up a half each right out of the oven to sample and loved them!

Then for dinner we sliced them and layered in some ham and cheese, baked at 350 for 10 minutes.
So good!!!

Original recipe found HERE.

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