*I made a pretty tasty sandwich with these rolls last night and I’ll post that recipe Monday morning. You’re going to love it!!
As a kid, I remember driving home from some sort of family gathering with the whole family in the car. I had a bag of M&M’s in my hand. Just the plain chocolate kind. I remember reading the ingredients on the back of the package and thinking to myself, “I could totally make some of these!” I really thought I could. I sat and stewed, and tried to figure out how I was going to make my homemade M&M’s. As you can guess I never quite figured that one out. Since that day though, it’s always fun to ‘figure something out’ that you like. Some of my faves have been Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup, Homemade Butterfingers, and now these Pretzel Rolls.
A few weeks ago, a friend in Idaho posted a picture of these rolls on Instagram. His wife had made them and he was in heaven. And BTW, these folks own a Great Harvest in Boise. (Thanks again Mal!) Isn’t it funny how bakery owners love to bake at home as well. The rolls looked so appetizing, and who doesn’t love a hot pretzel? I could only imagine them with some spicy mustard and ham and cheese. Yum! So I made them the other day. They were a novelty that tasted great. James came home from work, and I think he ate 3 of the rolls right off the bat. We loved them.
Now sometimes I make things just to see if I can, and then they will probably never be made again. These I would definitely make again. They were just tasty, and fun at the same time. I am posting the recipe that I followed the other day, but after doing a little research I’ve come to the conclusion you can make these rolls out of your favorite rolls or white bread recipe. There’s nothing really special about the dough. The special part comes in the boiling water bath you dunk the dough balls in right before they go in the oven. The bath is a salt and baking soda mixture, that gives the dough the characteristically pretzel look, taste, and texture. A little extra time is involved, but I promise you will be happy you made these.