Sourdough Pretzel Roll Recipe

| 5/21/2015 9:13:00 AM

pretzel rolls 

Pretzel rolls, or buns, are the cool kids of the bread world right now. Not only are pretzel rolls popping up in artisan bakeries, they can now be found on restaurant menus everywhere. It seems like everyone has their own specialty served on a pretzel roll, from gourmet burgers to fast food fare.

So I thought it was time I got in on the trend. After all, I love homemade pretzels so pretzel rolls would be good too, right? Right. The whole family was coming over for Mother’s Day, making it the perfect time to try out my recipe. If you can’t experiment with family, when can you experiment! We didn’t have burgers, but sandwiches worked just as well. Naturally I didn’t want just any old pretzel recipe, so I adapted this Sourdough Pretzel Recipe from a previous post. The rolls were soft and chewy, tangy and substantial. Yes, they took a little more time than everyday rolls, but I will definitely make them again.

Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

Make your own sourdough starter by using the method I prefer, found on my website Make Your Own Sourdough Starter. Or follow the methods found in earlier Mother Earth News articles, including Creating Homemade Sourdough Bread From a Starter Mix, and a previous blog post, A Beginner’s Guide to Sourdough. It’s hard to completely fail with sourdough, so use the method that appeals most to you. I used a Rye Starter for this particular recipe but it isn’t absolutely necessary. Learn How to Make a Rye Sourdough Starter.

Prepare Sourdough Pretzel Dough

Start by mixing the following ingredients in a large bowl or the bowl to your stand mixer. Because this dough is fairly dry, it will easier to prepare using a stand mixer. However, it can be expertly prepared using only your own muscle power, and is excellent exercise!


6/8/2015 10:54:27 AM

very timely. Pretzel rolls are all the rage. A friend of mine finds them in her local store, but I can't find them where I live. I am not an experienced baker, but I want to try these soon!

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