Beer Pretzel Buns and Sliders

Pretzel buns are in! I feel like every commericial I see for a restaurant is advertising some type of pretzel burger. This got me thinking, I can make this – and it will probably taste better too! I found this great recipe for Pretzel rolls from Food Marriage. I think pairing these pretzel buns with some homemade sliders will surely make the ultimate meal!

Photo Courtesy of www.foodmarriage.com

Photo Courtesy of http://www.foodmarriage.com

Ingredients (Makes about 12 buns):

  • 1 1/4 cups of beer at room temperature (This recipe uses lager)
  • 3 tbsp. packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 package rapid-rise active dry yeast (0.25 ounces)
  • 4 cups bread flour (It is different than all-purpose flour!)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • Kosher Salt (to sprinkle on buns)

Preparation: (1 hour and 45 minutes)

  1. Combine beer, milk, melted butter and yeast in a bowl.
  2. Stir in 1 cup flour and salt.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Slowly add in the remaining flour until all of the flour is mixed in. (Tip: Do not pour in all of your flour all at once, it will be hard to combine.)
  5. Place your dough on to a slightly floured surface and knead the dough for about 8 minutes.
  6. Shape the dough into a large ball and place in a bowl.
  7. Cover and let the dough sit for about 1 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
  8. Put the dough back on the floured surface and knead again for about 1 minute.
  9. Separate and shape your dough into 12 equal-sized balls.
  10. Place the dough balls on an ungreased baking sheet.
  11. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for about 30 minutes to allow the dough to rise again.

Cooking Directions: (20  minutes)

  1. Preheat oven to 425° farenheight.
  2. Spray a second baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Fill a large pot with water and add your baking soda.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add your rolls to the water one at a time and cook until they puff up a bit.
  6. Turn them once while they are in the water.
  7. Remove your rolls and let dry slightly on paper towels.
  8. Place the rolls about 2 inches apart on your greased cookie sheet.
  9. Cut 1 1/2 inch wide X’s on the top of each roll using kitchen scissors. (TIP: Cutting slits in your dough will help to remove tension from the surface of the bread when it is baking. Too much tension will results in cracks in your bread.)
  10. Sprikle with kosher salt.
  11. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Cool on a wire rack.

Burgers:

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 cup beer ( I like to use Pilsner Urquell)
  1. Mix the ingredients together thoroughly in a large bowl.
  2. Make patties using your burger mixture.
  3. Grill your burgers to your desired temperature.
  4. Toast your pretzel buns.
  5. Take your five-star burger with a whole other level with tomato, onion, mayo and some bacon!

Dobrou chuť!

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5 thoughts on “Beer Pretzel Buns and Sliders

  1. Pingback: Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel | cookingwithsapana

  2. I’m going to have to try this! I love making pretzels and have never done so with beer! I have also never boiled them before baking so I’m anxious to try this technique in making rolls!

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