Soft Pretzel Bread Buns


We love soft pretzel bread, and I also loving making them from scratch in my own kitchen.  I love seeing those little cute buns turning out dark golden brown in the oven, smelling the freshly baked bread aroma and tearing apart the soft and a bit chewy bread buns and they taste so good and satisfying! 


2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
egg wash (for brushing the bread)
white sesame seeds


For boiling water:

2 quarts water
1/4 cup baking soda



Microwave the milk on high for 20 to 30 seconds until the milk is lukewarm but not too hot to touch.

Add the milk to bread machine.  Sprinkle with dry yeast

Add flour, salt, butter and sugar 

Start dough proces

I like to restart the dough process right after the machine finishes the kneading and about to proof the bread.   Twice knead bread will have slight better and finer texture which I like. 

The dough doubles in siz

Transfer the dough to a well-floured board.

Equally divide it into 8 pieces and knead each piece into a small round dough ball.


Place them onto a half sheet baking pan lined with baking mat, 2 to 3 inches apart. 

Cover with greased plastic wrap and proof under room temperature for about another 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 425F/218

Bring the water to boil.   Add baking soda.

Add bread dough.  Cook each for 20 to 30 seconds. 

Drain well and put them back onto the baking mat.

With a sharp knife, make some cuts on top.  Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with white sesame seeds.  The cuts I make here are a bit too shallow.  I should have cut a little bit deeper. 

Bake in the oven for 16 to 20 minutes or until they are dark golden brown

Aren’t they beautiful? 

They are soft and a little bit chewy.  Smell great too.  I love everything about these tiny cute pretzel buns. 

You can eat them plain, or with jam, cream cheese, peanut butter; or you can do what I do: I make fire grilled cheese burger sliders with them.  Please stay tune for the next new recipe! O(∩_∩)O~