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5 from 3 votes

Pretzel Rolls

Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Bread
Servings: 8 -12
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


For Dough

  • 1 3/4 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling

For Water Bath

  • 2 quarts of water
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup baking soda


  • Mix the dough ingredients with stand mixer attached with a dough hook. Knead until it becomes a soft smooth dough, about 5 minutes.
  • Grease a large bowl. Place dough in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Allow it to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Gently deflate the dough. Place on a lightly greased surface. Divide into 8-12 pieces depending on how large you want them. The ones pictured were divided into 12 pieces.Shape each piece into a smooth ball.
  • Place on a lightly greased or non-stick lined baking sheet. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large pot bring water salt and baking the water bath. Cook for 30 seconds. Flip. Cook 30 seconds longer. Remove with slotted spoon to a dry towel for about 1 minute. Move to baking sheet.
  • Use scissors or sharp knife to cut 1/2" inch slit cross on top of the rolls. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • Bake 8 buns for 20-24 minutes. For 10-12 buns bake for 17-20 minutes. Bake until deep dark brown. Transfer to a baking rack to cool.