These pretzels can also be shaped into long stuffed sandwich-style buns, perfect for grilled sausage with peppers and onions or brats and sauerkraut. After the first rise, simply divide the dough into eight pieces, shaping them each into a ball. Flatten the balls into 6" disks and roll them into logs, pinching the seam and ends to seal. On a clean, dry work surface (no oil, no flour), use two hands to drag each log toward you; the friction of the work surface should seal the seam and smooth out the surface of the bun. Let the buns rest for 15 minutes, then boil and bake them according to the recipe instructions, slashing them diagonally or lengthwise. Use our sub sandwich roll pans
to ensure the bottoms of the pretzels stay crisp during baking.