Let me start by apologizing for not posting these yet. I’ve made these countless times since I first discovered them last May. They are a staple in our freezer and I’ve made them in a variety of sizes ranging from small dinner rolls to medium sized sliders to large hamburger buns.
This recipe couldn’t be more simple. Dump all of the ingredients (which are few) into a bowl and after kneading for a few minutes you’ll have an easy-to-handle ball of dough. After two rises, you then quickly boil the rolls and bake them in the oven. The pretty criss-cross design is simply from slicing a shallow “X” into the dough before baking. Really, it’s that easy.
I love these because they are soft and chewy with a salty and somewhat crispy outer shell. If you like soft pretzels, these rolls are right up your alley. Next week I’ll share a hamburger recipe using these buns. Can you wait?