I’ve volunteered to teach a few children’s cooking classes this summer at the community center here in my little town. I’m able to bring my kids to the class, the classes are small, and it’s something that I really enjoy (I majored in Recreational Management and Youth Leadership with an emphasis in community recreation – this is right up my alley.) Last week we made homemade jumbo soft pretzels. The kids loved making the dough, rolling out the pretzels, and eating them. Since we didn’t have enough time to let the dough rise in class, I made a batch of dough at home, the kids made some dough in class, and then when we were ready to make the pretzels I just had them use the dough I had made early. Then the second class used the dough the first class made. In the end I had a batch of dough (made by the second class) left over. I wasn’t in the mood to shape, boil, and bake pretzels, so I just turned them into rolls.
They were a fun and easy addition to dinner and the salt on top made them seem a little different from the usual dinner roll. These also made excellent buns for hot sandwiches the next day. So if you’re looking for a little break for the norm, give these a try.
Pretzel Rolls recipe

Pretzel Rolls
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1 1/4 cups warm water
1 1/2 t. yeast
3 T. corn syrup
1 tsp. salt
3 to 3 1/2 cups flour
1 egg white
Kosher salt

Let the yeast, water, corn syrup, and salt sit in a medium bowl for 5 minutes. Add the flour to create a smooth and elastic dough, kneading on the counter to get desired results. Let the dough rise until doubled, 30 to 60 minutes. After it has risen, divide it into 8 to 10 pieces, form pieces into a ball and set them a few inches apart on a parchment-lined or greased baking sheet. Cover and let the rolls rise for another 30-45 minutes. Gently cut slits in the top of the roll, brush the tops with egg white and then sprinkle generously with Kosher salt.  Bake at 425 for 10-14 minutes until golden brown.

Pretzel Rolls recipe

 

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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