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Pretzel Sandwich Rolls

A great roll for any occasion
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Rise/Rest1 hour 15 minutes
Course: breads, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: making soft pretzels, pretzel hamburger buns, soft pretzel rolls
Servings: 6
Calories: 259kcal


  • 1 cup warm water about 105 F to 110 F
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour about 15 1/2 ounces, lightly spooned into cup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 2 1/2 to 3 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda


  • Combine the warm water, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Let the mixture stand for about 15 minutes, or until slightly foamy.
  • Stir in the olive oil, the 3 1/2 cups of flour, and the salt. Using the dough hook, knead on medium-low speed for about 10 minutes. The dough will be stiff, but add small amounts of water, about 1/2 teaspoon at a time, if necessary.
  • Gather the dough up into a ball and place in a large oiled bowl. Turn the dough to coat thoroughly with the oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about an hour, or until doubled.
  • Heat the oven to 400F/200C. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Fill a large, deep pan with the water . Stir in the baking soda. Bring to a boil.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly oiled surface and flatten slightly. Cut into 6 uniform pieces. Form each piece into a smooth ball, sealing at the bottom by pinching. Place on prepared pan. Let rolls rest for 15 minutes
  • Working with 3 rolls at a time, drop them into the boiling water/soda mixture. Boil 30 seconds one side then flip and boil 30 seconds on the other side. Remove with slotted spoon to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining rolls.
  • Using a very sharp knife or razor blade, make 1/2-inch/1.25cm deep crosses on the top of the rolls.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until rolls are a deep brown color.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1336mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg