Pretzel Bread

Sprinkle with coarse salt before baking for extra "pretzel flavor".

Yield

Two 7-inch loaves OR 8 rolls

Prep Time

0:20

Bake Time

25 to 27 minutes

Cook Time

2 minutes per loaf

Rise Time

1 hour

Yield

Two 7-inch loaves OR 8 rolls

Prep Time

0:20

Bake Time

25 to 27 minutes

Cook Time

2 minutes per loaf

Rise Time

1 hour

ingredients

  • Dough
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • Boiling Solution
  • 3 quarts water
  • 3/4 cup baking soda
  • Egg Wash
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat milk and butter until warm (120° to 130°F); the butter will not completely melt. Combine with undissolved yeast and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl. Stir in salt and 2 cups flour, beat for 3 minutes. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Combine water and baking soda and bring to a boil. Punch dough down and divide into 2 equal pieces. Form each piece into a tight, smooth ball. Boil each loaf in the solution for 2 minutes, turning after 1 minute. Remove loaves from pot using a slotted spoon and place on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Brush with egg wash and cut a cross in the top. Bake for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to 350°F and bake an additional 10 to 12 minutes until the loaves are evenly browned. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
  5. Variation - Rolls: Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll each into a ball. Use same procedure as listed above. Boil, egg wash, score top and bake for the same amount of time.
  6. Variation - Chocolate Rolls: Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. Flatten each piece into a disk, place 1/2-ounce of chocolate in the center of the disk then fold up the edges to seal the chocolate in the roll. Continue with same process for rolls.
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Pretzel Bread

  • Yield: Two 7-inch loaves OR 8 rolls
  • Prep Time: 0:20
  • Bake Time: 25 to 27 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes per loaf
  • Rise Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • Dough
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • Boiling Solution
  • 3 quarts water
  • 3/4 cup baking soda
  • Egg Wash
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water

Directions

  • Heat milk and butter until warm (120° to 130°F); the butter will not completely melt. Combine with undissolved yeast and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl. Stir in salt and 2 cups flour, beat for 3 minutes. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine water and baking soda and bring to a boil. Punch dough down and divide into 2 equal pieces. Form each piece into a tight, smooth ball. Boil each loaf in the solution for 2 minutes, turning after 1 minute. Remove loaves from pot using a slotted spoon and place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Brush with egg wash and cut a cross in the top. Bake for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to 350°F and bake an additional 10 to 12 minutes until the loaves are evenly browned. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
  • Variation - Rolls: Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll each into a ball. Use same procedure as listed above. Boil, egg wash, score top and bake for the same amount of time.
  • Variation - Chocolate Rolls: Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. Flatten each piece into a disk, place 1/2-ounce of chocolate in the center of the disk then fold up the edges to seal the chocolate in the roll. Continue with same process for rolls.