Monday, January 23, 2012

Homemade Pretzel Bites

{note: the preliminary steps are to be followed the exact same as in Cheesecake 101.}

-Throw the first 4 ingredients into the Bosch
-Knead for about 5 minutes 
{note: generally we use freshly-ground-super-good-for-you-and-actually-good-tasting whole wheat flour in as many things as possible. The first time we didn't. The third time I used mostly whole wheat. Bad idea--a slightly grainy texture was achieved. A half and half mixture of white and wheat makes for a wonderful compromise.}


-Let dough raise for about an hour
{note: if in any case you 'forget' about the dough and it rises up above the bowl and practically spills over everything, don't worry, it's still good. Not that I have personal experience or anything...*smile*}


-Form small "bite-able" balls
-boil water with baking soda
-drop formed balls into the water
-count to 10 and remove the small clumps of dough 


-place on baking sheet
-bake at 475˚ till slightly golden
-set timer for 8-10 min.
{note: expect a wonderful aroma to fill the kitchen--one the best things about baking}



-brush with butter
-sprinkle with salt
{note: pretzel salt is super yummy--who'd have guessed?}



-dip in cheese sauce or
-smlatther with cream cheese
{note: cream cheese is my personal favorite. Although I'm not a big fan of it normally it just melts over these salty pretzels just perfectly. amazing}


Things needed for above pictured yumminess;

  • 1 1/8 cups water (70 to 80 degrees F)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • coarse salt
  • melted butter 
{note: I hope you enjoy these as much as my family and I did. Oh yeah, and all my friends...pretty much a win/win snack!}

"Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain."
1 Timothy 25:4

9 comments:

Lily Marie said...

YUMMY! I love homemade pretzels. ;) They are amazing.

Mikailah said...

YUM!! :)

Jonathan Bloom said...

Those look GOOD! There you go making me hungry for them.

Anonymous said...

Great, would love to try them, however, can't follow your directions very well.

Could you write a clearer description of ingrediants and directions, please ?

Thanks.

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

I've made these pretzel bites from your recipe the past two days in a row after seeing them on Bethany's blog. =) They are so good and my family *loves* them! In fact, I'd love one right now... (only they are all gone, of course! =) Thanks for sharing the recipe...I love how you did the step-by-step instructions! Blessings, Anna!

With Joy in Christ,
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Is it really 1/2 cup of baking soda or is that a misprint?

Anna B. said...

Yes, it really is a 1/2 cup baking soda. The baking soda/water mixture is what give them the pretzel taste.

And if you've had trouble following the directions...here's a link to the recipe;
http://dineanddish.net/2011/02/mall-food-recipe-homemade-pretzel-bites/

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I made them and they were a hit with my dad and bro. ;) I love recipes and cooking and all that. In your bloggin' future could you post more recipes?!?!?

~Natalie

Elaine said...

We made these tonight, and didn't have a Bosch, so simply used our kitchenaid mixer - worked fine!
ANnnnnndddd, we decided that we need to double or triple the recipe when everyone is awake and everyone is HOME as there need to be about two to three times as many of these - SO delicious!!! wow, thanks for the good recipe!