Monday, January 9, 2012

Time-Out: Pretzel Rolls

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The NFL playoffs have begun and in my house its either a time of anguish and despair or one of great celebration.  We got lucky this year; the Giants who had to win their last two games to even get to the playoffs this weekend had done just that.  This weekend, against the Falcons was another great game, another reason to celebrate.

There is no better way to celebrate a football game than with these pretzel rolls.  Actually, the pretzel rolls don't even warrant a special occasion.  They have been served in our family alongside soups and salads, and this week, sliders.  Our family celebrates Little Christmas (12 days after Christmas - to celebrate the wise men's arrival).  It's been a tradition in my family forever.  Everyone gives gifts under $5, wrapped in newspaper. 

We celebrated a little late (Sunday) which nicely coincided with our celebration of the Giants game.  I made a ton of food, relishing in being back in the kitchen...until I had to prepare 60 sliders in 6 different preparations.  Then, I was cursing myself for being so freaking ambitious.  In the end, it doesn't matter how much food you make, or don't make, its about the people you are with.  And so, I took a deep breath, some burgers were no longer warm, but we enjoyed the little moments of being together.  My New Year's resolution (9 days in) is proving to be a good idea after all.
Pretzel Rolls (adapted from here)
Serves:  12 small rolls, 8 large rolls
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast (1 package)
2 teaspoons salt
4 1/2 cups flour
2 ounces butter, melted
5 cups water
1/3 cup baking soda
kosher salt

Combine the warm water, sugar, yeast, salt, flour, and melted butter with a wooden spoon until the dough starts to come together.  Wash your hands thoroughly and using your hands, knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes, until the dough forms until smooth and elastic.  Oil the bowl, turn the dough in the bowl once so all sides are oiled.  Then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until doubled.  Separate the dough into 12 small rolls or 8 large rolls, your choice.  Let sit on a greased baking sheet.  Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Meanwhile, combine the water and baking soda until clear and let it come to a boil.  Place the rolls in top side down and boil about 2 minutes per side, and flip to boil another 2 minutes.  Place back on the baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.  Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until browned on top.  Let cool about 3-5 minutes.  Cut in half (if using for sandwiches) or serve whole for dinner rolls. 

So make these rolls and stay tuned for Wednesday's post about a delicious slider that I can't wait to share!

Until the next time my oven is on...


  1. شركة نقل عفش
    اهم شركات مكافحة حشرات بالخبر كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذلك شركة رش حشرات بالدمام ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر
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    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة الجوهرة من افضل شركات تنظيف الخزانات بجدة حيث ان تنظيف خزانات بجدة يحتاج الى مهارة فى كيفية غسيل وتنظيف الخزانات الكبيرة والصغيرة بجدة على ايدى متخصصين فى تنظيف الخزانات بجدة
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام
    شركة نقل عفش واثاث


  2. شركة نقل عفش بالرياض وجدة والدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام


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