Pretzel Sandwich Buns

Soft pretzels are always a favorite. We've discovered that their distinctive texture and flavor also complements many varieties of sandwich fillings. In particular, we like these buns with a generous scoop of maple-mustard chicken salad.

Photo by Eric S.
Adapted from kingarthurflour.com

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

111

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

111

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Adapted from kingarthurflour.com

Ingredients

  • Dough

  • 1 3/4

    cups warm water

  • 2

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 4 1/2

    cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

  • 1/4

    cup Baker's Special Dry Milk or nonfat dry milk

  • 2

    teaspoons instant yeast

  • Topping

  • coarse sea salt; e.g., Sel Gris

  • Water Bath

  • 2

    quarts water

  • 1

    tablespoon salt

  • 1/4

    cup baking soda

Directions

1) Mix and knead the dough ingredients — by hand, mixer, or bread machine — to make a smooth, slightly sticky dough. 2) Allow the dough to rise in a lightly greased bowl, covered, for about 1 hour, until doubled. 3) Gently deflate the dough, and transfer it to a lightly greased work surface. 4) Divide the dough into 10 pieces and shape each piece into a smooth ball. 5) Place the balls on a lightly greased baking sheet, cover, and let rest for 15 minutes. 6) Preheat the oven to 400°F. 7) Prepare the water bath: Bring the water, salt, and baking soda to a boil in a large pot. 8) Drop 5 dough balls at a time into the water bath. 9) Cook for 30 seconds, flip over, and cook for 30 seconds longer. Using a slotted spoon, return the buns to the baking sheet. 10) Using scissors or a sharp knife, cut 1/2"-deep crosses into the center of each bun. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt. 11) Bake the buns for 20 to 24 minutes, or until they're a deep-dark brown. Remove them from the oven, and transfer to a rack to cool. Yield: 10 buns Nutrition information Serving Size: 1 bun (107g) Servings Per Batch: 10 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1.5g Trans Fat: 0g. Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 780mg Total Carbohydrate: 43g Dietary Fiber: 2g Sugars: 2g Protein: 8g. * The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.

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