Pretzel Rolls/Hamburger Buns Dairy Free.
I was actually inspired to make these dairy free buns at someone’s request after they saw the new Wendy’s ad for a pretzel burger and wanted one. This recipe works great as hamburger buns or dinner rolls. You can eat them as a hamburger bun, eat them as a pretzel and dip in mustard, make sandwiches with them, serve the with butter as a dinner roll, they have so many uses! This recipe is dairy free, it uses water and oil, so no dairy.
Recipe makes about 7-8 rolls depending on what size you want them, I usually make 7 rolls.
Tips*:If it is summer aka hot & humid reduce the amount of water a little. Flour absorbs moisture from the atmosphere, which makes it “wetter” during the summer so you don’t need to add quite as much.
*Tip: To make the egg wash just crack the egg into a small bowl, whisk it up using a fork, then use a brush to brush the tops of the buns. This gives them a nice shiny, browned look after they bake.
Tip: I used King Arthur’s All-Purpose Flour (It’s one of my favorites).
Tip: You can knead the dough for this recipe by hand, with a stand mixer using a dough hook, or with a bread machine. I used my bread machine for this recipe by adding all the ingredients in, hitting the dough cycle button & letting it knead for 10-15 minutes then unplugging it.
- 1 cup warm water
- 2¼ teaspoons or 1 packet of rapid rise yeast (I use quick rise active dry yeast)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Soda Bath Dip:
- 2 Tablespoons baking soda
- 4 cups water
- -Coarse Salt for topping- (coarse kosher salt or table salt)
- --1 egg for egg wash--
- Add all the Pretzel ingredients, water, yeast, brown sugar, flour, oil and salt in you bread machine in that order. Use regular dough setting. Let it knead for 10-15 minutes. Check dough a few mins. after you start it. If it's too dry add a tablespoon or 2 of water if too dry, do the same only with flour. Dough should form into a ball. IF NOT using a bread machine, knead using your preferred method, by hand or with a stand mixer for about 10 minutes.
- Let dough rise covered for 10 minutes.
- Divide dough into pieces on a lightly floured surface, I made 7-8 rolls. Roll each piece into a ball & place onto a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper.
- Let rise 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Bring water to a boil in a saucepan on the stove top, remove from heat, add 2 Tablespoons baking soda. Add back to the heat & using a slotted spoon place 2 roll into boiling water. Boil for 30 seconds on one side then flip them over with spoon & boil 30 more seconds. Remove from water & place back on cookie sheet. Continue until they have all been boiled.
- Take a knife or scissors & cut a criss-cross across the top of buns. Brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with the coarse salt.
- Bake at 425 for 14-16 minutes.