I am catering a wedding this week and one of the items is a build-your-own ham and cheese sandwich on a pretzel roll. Yep, a roll made like a pretzel. I made a HUGE batch (YAY! for access to a 60 quart industrial mixer with a dough hook!!) of dough on Tuesday, let it rise in four 5 gallon buckets (gotta leave lots of room for rising) then boiled and baked 200+ rolls today. They taste great, and we even had left over dough that Mom made into small odd-shaped pretzel bites. Mom helped a lot, weighing out dough pieces for me to roll and boiling the rolls as I washed, salted, baked, and cooled the pretzels.
|This is half the dough. It was more bread dough than I had ever made.|
|First you divide and roll the dough, these were 60-65 grams each|
|Then you boil them in a mixture of water and baking soda for 30-45 seconds per side|
|Then you brush with egg, cut an X in the top (to allow for expansion in the oven) and sprinkle with pretzel salt|
|Bake until golden brown and delicious|