I made these tonight: Pretzel Bread Rolls. They taste exactly like Pretzels but very, very soft bread. They are delicious. My first time making them.
The baking soda in the boiling water where the dough is dipped for 30 seconds give the brown shine to it, plus the egg wash.
I used King Arthur bread flour and I was so amazed how good they came out. The bread is so soft and silky. I have never used KA Bread flour b4. I would never go back to regular AP flour.