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I have been seeing these everywhere. Pretzel Buns on menus as far as the eye can see. I have yet to order one, but I had to know what all the fuss was about! So I decided to whip up a batch of my own.
These are super easy pretzel buns because I used freezer bread dough. Hey, this is A Few “Short Cuts”, what did you expect? You could totally use your favorite bread dough recipe, but I didn’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. I like this Bridgford dough because it comes in 3 – 1 lb loaves. That makes it super easy to separate and make smaller batches if you want.
After it thaws you cut each loaf into 4 equal pieces. Each package will make 12 buns, but you don’t have to make them all at once.
I just took each 1/4 of a loaf and shaped it into a bun with my hands. You are going to want to use a bit of flour on your hands so the dough doesn’t stick. Let the buns raise on a grease pan for about 30 minutes.
While the are raising bring water and baking soda to a SIMMER in a large pot with straight sides and preheat oven to 375.
Easy Pretzel Buns
- 1 Package of Bridgeford Frozen Bread Dough loaves
- Kosher Salt
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbsp waterBoiling solution
- 3 quarts water
- 3/4 cup baking soda
Separate the loaves inside the bridgeford frozen dough package and allow them to thaw. You can also use your favorite homemade bread dough recipe if you choose.
Slice each loaf into 4 equal pieces and form each into a roll.
Let rise on greased foil cover sheet for 20-30 minute until nice and puffy.
Meanwhile, bring water and baking soda to a SIMMER in large pot and pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place rolls in the water and simmer 1 minute then flip and simmer 1 minute more.
Drain and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining rolls.
Brush rolls with egg white and sprinkle generously with kosher salt. Slash decoratively with a SHARP blade.
Bake until 'pretzel' brown, about 12-15 minutes.