The Great Pretzel Roll Experiment

Food

Shaping and rising pretzel rolls

Every time I turn the television on these days there’s another advertisement for a fast food or chain restaurant for their new sandwiches on pretzel rolls. Everywhere it’s pretzel rolls, pretzel rolls, pretzel rolls. Where did this trend come from? I decided to take a stab at the pretzel roll using my favorite soft pretzel recipe and a couple different shaping techniques.
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Homemade Soft Pretzels

Food

soft pretzels

Every few months we manage to make a trip out of the ‘burbs and into the city to Rieker’s, a German deli and butcher shop. They have a little of everything. While we do mainly go to get some M├╝nchner Bratw├╝rste, we always seem to pick up something new. The last few times we’ve gotten a bag of frozen soft pretzels that put those alleged “super” pretzels in the frozen section of the grocery store to shame. However, we ran out quite a while ago. And if I could have a good stock of homemade pretzels in the freezer, that would sure make things easier. That’s where Smitten Kitchen’s soft pretzel recipe comes in.
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Post by . Originally published December 29, 2011. Last updated June 7, 2014.