Tag Archives: pretzels

Buttery Pretzel Bites

Image

 

This last weekend we had a UFC party here at my house. We all had a blast and you know I had to make a few goodies for people to munch on ūüėČ So I made pretzel bites, Gooey Ham Sliders and Cheese Cake! The Pretzel Bites¬†were by far everyone’s favorite treat – I’m lucky I was able to get a picture of them!

The recipe I use is from AllRecies: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/buttery-soft-pretzels/ but when the recipe calls for pretzels to be shaped I roll them out and cut them into bites sized pieces. 

 

  • 4 teaspoons¬†active dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon¬†white sugar

  • 1 1/4 cups¬†warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 5 cups¬†all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup¬†white sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons¬†salt

  • 1 tablespoon¬†vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup¬†baking soda

  • 4 cups¬†hot water

  • 1/4 cup¬†kosher salt, for topping

 

Directions

  1. In a small bowl (I use a glass measuring cup), dissolve yeast and 1 tsp sugar in 1 1/4 C warm water. give this 5 to 10 minutes to Bloom
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two more tablespoons of water (I do this in with my Kitchen Aide then I knead by hand) Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
  4. In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in 4 cups hot water; set aside. When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape (this is where I deviate and create my little bites by rolling out and cutting into bite sized pieces). Once all of the dough is shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda-hot water solution and place pretzels on baking sheets. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 7 or 8 minutes.