Bavarian Pretzel Rolls

Mmm, these are so addictive. They might seem complex to make, but they’re well worth it. The original recipe noted that these are best eaten the same day they are made. With that in mind I only made half a batch (about 8 small rolls) not because I was afraid they wouldn’t be eaten the same day but because I was afraid I wouldn’t fit into my clothes.


This is the full recipe and you decide how much you want to make.

Ingredients:

The Dough

6 – 7 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups milk, slightly warmed
1 cup water, slightly warmed
Coarse sea salt for sprinkling

The “Bath”

7 cups water
1 tablespoon salt
4 tablespoons baking soda

Directions:

In a small container, mix yeast with warmed milk and let rest for 10 minutes.Whisk 5 3/4 cups of flour and teaspoon of salt in a large bowl.

Add canola oil and warmed water to yeast mixture. Pour into bowl with flour and salt. Knead in the bowl until dough is mostly smooth. Only add more flour if your dough cannot be easily handled. The dough will be somewhat stiff. Cover the bowl with a dish towel and put in a warm place to rise for one hour.

Punch down dough and knead in bowl for one minute. Cut dough into 15 pieces. (Cut more pieces if you would like smaller size rolls.) Form balls by pulling the dough under. Place on a well-greased surface. Let the dough balls rise for 15 minutes.

While the dough balls are rising, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and get the pretzel “bath” ready. In a large pot, bring water, salt, and baking soda to a rolling boil. Plunge three dough balls into the water and let them “poach” for 1 minute total. Using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a well-greased baking sheet. With a serrated knife, cut 2-3 lines across each roll and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until pretzels are a rich brown.

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