Homemade Soft Pretzels

How to make Soft Pretzels

Soft pretzels are an incredible treat. They can be dipped in cheese sauce, ranch dressing, marinara, crab dip and even sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Most of the time a soft pretzel will come from a roller rink, ball game or the movie theater. A pre cooked, then frozen, then re-thawed and then semi baked, big pile of gross. But how could you get a perfectly toasty, chewy, crusty soft pretzel in your own home? Well, the answer is right before your eyes.

We start this recipe out by purchasing pre made pizza dough from the store, at the outrageous price of $1.99. Then you simply roll and twist anyway you like. Next you will boil the dough in a pot of water and baking soda. The baking soda will give you that dark and chewy crust only found in pretzels. After that you salt em' and pop them in a super hot oven for 15 minutes to finish cooking the dough inside while browning the outside.

Soft Pretzel Bites

  • 1 Prepared Pizza Dough
  • 1/3 C Baking Soda
  • 2 tbsp. Coarse Kosher Salt
  • Pre heat the oven to 450 F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, carefully stir in the baking soda and keep the water at a simmer. Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces. Lightly flour your hands and rolling surface. Roll each piece of dough in your hands until it is 1/3 – ½ inch thick. Lightly flour your knife and cut the dough into 1-inch pieces. Carefully place the dough into the water and boil for 30 seconds. Remove the dough from the water; drain well and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with the salt and bake in the middle rack for 15 minutes, rotating the pan half way through cooking. Remove the pretzels from the baking sheet and enjoy while still warm


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