Pretzel Buns (Hamburger Buns)
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 7-8
  • 1 cup warm milk (microwave for 30-45 seconds)
  • 2¼ teaspoons or 1 packet of rapid rise yeast (I use quick rise active dry yeast)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Soda Bath Dip:
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 2 quarts water
  • -Coarse Salt for topping- (I used coarse kosher salt)
  • -One egg for egg wash-
  1. Add all the Pretzel ingredients, milk, yeast, brown sugar, flour, butter 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.
  2. Let dough rise covered for 10 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Let rise 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  6. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan on the stove top, remove from heat, add ¼ 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.
  7. Take a knife or scissors & cut a criss-cross across the top of buns. Brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with the coarse salt.
  8. Bake at 425 for 14-16 minutes.