You had me at sourdough. And Pretzel. Right?!
I was never a huge pretzel fan. I ate them if they were around but I never gravitated to them in the store.
Until, Germany. These twisty, soft, salty delicious treats were everywhere and they were oh so good! That’s where this recipe gets its inspiration.
At the time of creating this recipe, we are here in the middle of our nationwide lockdown for COVID-19. I’m teaching an online sourdough class and thought that pretzels and pretzel rolls would be a good thing to make. The recipe is simple, the ingredients are simple and the technique is even simple.
A clear winner on all fronts.
The ingredients are all items you have in your pantry or fridge (except a starter, so grab that here):
- Whole wheat flour
- All-purpose flour
- Sourdough starter
- Brown sugar
- Baking soda
- Dark Beer (I used a German Dunkle) — this is optional, but makes a difference in the finished taste.
- Vegetable Oil
- Toppings of your choice, I used coarse kosher salt
There are really only 3 steps to making the pretzel rolls. Dough, Lauge (water bath) and baking. AND the best part is that it doesn’t take a lot of time. About 2 hours from start to finish.
These rolls are perfect for sandwiches, burgers, or as an accompaniment for a meal.🥨