Reuben Pretzel Pockets

PRETZELS have been on my list of breads I want to bake for a long time.  I’ve seen lots of posts for them in recent weeks and their salty deep golden brown crusts and  fine textured interior made my mouth water in anticipation.
What finally got me to take action was seeing a recipe for
HAM, CHEESE AND BROCCOLI PRETZEL POCKETS on Heather’s blog, GIRLICHEF. 
Heather is an amazing blogger who posts the most wonderful recipes EVERY DAY, don’t know how she does it, and I know from experience that her recipes are first rate.  Heather described the pretzel dough this way..”
It will be beautiful, soft as a pillow, and basically a dream to work with. Just sayin’. I love a good pretzel dough (and this IS one).”  What better endorsement do I need than that!   When I made these sandwich rolls I didn’t have the ingredients Heather used in her filling  and had instead all the fixings for REUBEN SANDWICHES…thinly sliced pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, 1000 Island Dressing, and Dijon Mustard.

The pretzel dough was just as Heather described it…soft as a pillow and easy to work with.   I followed her directions and divided the dough into nine equal balls, and next time I will make eleven or twelve.   Despite the dough’s softness it is sturdy and can hold more filling.  It’s a small thing but I like my sandwiches with a high filling to bread ratio.  I like to make sandwiches out of homemade bread because I can thinly slice the bread  and it saves a few calories at the same time.
Probably not relevant when I’m making a Reuben sandwich but it’s the principal of the thing.

To make a REUBEN PRETZEL POCKET spread 1 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard on the rolled out dough…top with deli pastrami, grated Swiss cheese…don’t be stingy, put on lots…a tablespoon or two of sauerkraut (squeeze out as much liquid as you can)  and 2 tablespoons of 1000 Island Dressing.   Proceed as Heather instructs in her recipe.

Heather did such a great job writing the recipe for her pretzel pockets that I’m sending you to her blog, GIRLICHEF,  for her instructions. She has some excellent tips on baking these rolls in addition to how to give them a baking soda bath that produces a traditional pretzel appearance and taste.  Any leftovers reheat well and are easy to pop into the freezer for another day. If you haven’t met Heather you are in for a treat.  Her Mexican recipes are off the chart and she is as creative and interesting as it gets! I urge you to stop by for a visit.

 

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Comments

  1. Pondside says

    Oh my goodness, but that looks delicious! I’ve just had cereal for breakfast (it looked suspiciously like goat feed!) and now I’ll be thinking about those pretzels until lunch!

  2. Lynda says

    These look delicious Cathy; I just ate lunch, but now I’m dreaming of this for dinner.
    I know what you mean about Heather’s recipes-they are the best! I’ve made several or hers and they always turn out fantastic.

  3. Foodiewife says

    You’ve really done it, this time. Come to think of it, I think I say this everytime you post a recipe. You have made Heather proud. Cathy, a reuben sandwich? Brilliant! I love Reuben sandwiches. I saw this post while peeking at work, and had a huge craving for this. So beautifully done. Love that melted cheese.!

  4. Sophie says

    Waw! What a great & appetizing idea! That filled sandwich looks so special & truly amazing too! :) MMMMMMMM! I never ehard of this type of bread before!

  5. ANN*H says

    We love pretzel rolls at our house and these look so delicious. What great about them is that they are pockets that can be filled with meats and cheese and veggies of choice . These would be good for supper time , everyone can make their own pocket to eat. There are just so many variety you could make . Be creative . Cant wait to eat some

  6. kristy says

    Oh my goodness, what a delicious recipe here. I have to bookmark this for later use.
    Hope you’re all well. Take care & enjoy your day, Cathy.
    Blessings, Kristy

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