Aren’t pretzel buns amazing? I love them. It’s too bad they’re not better for you because I could easily convince myself to make them ALL the time if they were! I haven’t tried making a whole wheat version of these yet, I kind of feel like that might ruin them, but I may have to try it sometime. Although my family might mutiny if I did that to these wonderful chewy, salty pretzel buns!
We used these for hamburgers, they are quite large. I think as a dinner roll they would be better a bit smaller, making 24 out of the recipe instead of 16. If you’re going to use them for hamburgers, flatten the rolls out a bit after you shape them, or they will be very round. Even flattened like these were, they were still quite tall once we made up the burgers.
That’s okay though, they were so tasty that we didn’t much care how messy they were! Source: From Mel's Kitchen Cafe.
For the Dough:
For the Water Bath:
Source: From Mel's Kitchen Cafe.