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Mon, May 27 2013 post by Shirla

Pretzel Sticks

Get the wonderful flavor of pretzels in these fun sticks. Great for dipping.

I seem to get all the best recipes.  (I bet I’m not the only blogger that feels this way.)  Making these fabulous Pretzel Sticks was so simple and they are so tasty.  (But I seem to feel that way about every recipe that I make.  What can I say?  I love food.)  Here’s what you need to get started.

 

Making these fabulous Pretzel Sticks was so simple and they are so tasty with Rhodes Dinner Rolls

Making these fabulous Pretzel Sticks was so simple and they are so tasty with Rhodes Dinner Rolls

Pretzel Sticks

12 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold

2/3 cup baking soda

1 egg

sea salt

Roll each roll into a 5-inch rope. Place on a large sprayed baking sheet in 2 rows of 6.

Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise for about an hour.  (Pretty self-explanatory so far.)

 

 

Making these fabulous Pretzel Sticks was so simple and they are so tasty with Rhodes Dinner Rolls

(Here’s where it gets fun.)  Place 2 quarts of water in a large saucepan, add baking soda and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium.  Gently place each pretzel stick, 3 at a time, in the water and let simmer for 15 seconds on each side.  (This step is as simple as it sounds.  The dough floats and the pretzel sticks flip easily.  I used a fork to flip them.  Having the baking soda in the water gives the dough a little bit of a salty taste too.) 

 

 

Making these fabulous Pretzel Sticks was so simple and they are so tasty with Rhodes Dinner Rolls

Drain them on a cooling rack and return to the baking sheet.  (To get the rolls out of the water I used a slotted spoon.  It gave more support then the fork, and then the water could drain through.)

 

 

Making these fabulous Pretzel Sticks was so simple and they are so tasty with Rhodes Dinner Rolls

Making these fabulous Pretzel Sticks was so simple and they are so tasty with Rhodes Dinner Rolls

Combine the egg and 1 tablespoon of water to make an egg wash.  Brush each stick with the egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt.  (Here is a picture of the sticks with the egg wash and salt.  I love the look of the salt.  I thought you might want to see how pretty it looks up-close too.) 

 

 

Making these fabulous Pretzel Sticks was so simple and they are so tasty with Rhodes Dinner Rolls

Bake at 400°F 5-10 minutes or until deep golden brown. 

Here is the finished product.  I love how the egg wash makes the Pretzel Sticks turn golden brown.  In fact, what I especially love is that the Pretzel Sticks were still soft inside and out, and a little chewy.  I even think these would go great with a cheesy dipping sauce.

 

Next time I make them, there are a few things I might do differently.  While the Pretzel Sticks were the right texture, they were a little too salty for our family.  I think the combination of boiling the dough in the baking soda water AND sprinkling salt on top is what made them too salty.

However, boiling the dough in the water is an important step to helping to create the desired texture.  So I think that if I wanted to salt the top, I would leave the baking soda out of the water.  If I wanted to use the baking soda in the water, then I would not salt the top.

I hope you find my tips to be helpful and I am sure you can’t wait to make Pretzel Sticks at your house tonight!  It’s a baking project the whole family can enjoy.  Until next time…

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Pretzel Sticks

Servings: 12 | Skills: Intermediate | Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 10 min

Get the wonderful flavor of pretzels in these fun sticks. Great for dipping.

Pretzel Sticks
4.0 / 5  (8 votes, 4 reviews )

Ingredients

12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
2/3 cup baking soda
1 egg
sea salt

Instructions

Roll each roll into a 5-inch rope. Place on a large sprayed baking sheet in 2 rows of 6. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise for about an hour.

Place 2 quarts of water in a large saucepan, add baking soda and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium. Gently place each pretzel stick, 3 at a time, in the water and let simmer for 15 seconds on each side.

Drain them on a cooling rack and return to the baking sheet. Combine the egg and 1 tablespoon of water to make an egg wash. Brush each stick with the egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake at 400°F 5-10 minutes or until deep golden brown.

4 Comments

gloria said on Oct 08, 2013
I think that the amount of baking soda to two quarts of water is too much and is making them too salty. I have checked other recipes for pretzel rolls and have not seen this much baking soda used. Hope this helps.
Sarah said on May 27, 2013
How far in advance of serving do you think I can make these? How best to store?
Rhodes said on May 29, 2013
You could easily make these a few days in advance and store in a air-tight container. Happy baking!
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