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!
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)
- Combine beer, milk, melted butter and yeast in a bowl.
- Stir in 1 cup flour and salt.
- Mix well.
- 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.)
- Place your dough on to a slightly floured surface and knead the dough for about 8 minutes.
- Shape the dough into a large ball and place in a bowl.
- Cover and let the dough sit for about 1 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
- Put the dough back on the floured surface and knead again for about 1 minute.
- Separate and shape your dough into 12 equal-sized balls.
- Place the dough balls on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for about 30 minutes to allow the dough to rise again.
Cooking Directions: (20 minutes)
- Preheat oven to 425° farenheight.
- Spray a second baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Fill a large pot with water and add your baking soda.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add your rolls to the water one at a time and cook until they puff up a bit.
- Turn them once while they are in the water.
- Remove your rolls and let dry slightly on paper towels.
- Place the rolls about 2 inches apart on your greased cookie sheet.
- 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.)
- Sprikle with kosher salt.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- 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)
- Mix the ingredients together thoroughly in a large bowl.
- Make patties using your burger mixture.
- Grill your burgers to your desired temperature.
- Toast your pretzel buns.
- Take your five-star burger with a whole other level with tomato, onion, mayo and some bacon!