Pretzel Bites: Two WaysDawn Mikesell
The super bowl is just a few short weeks away and what’s a super bowl party without lots of delicious finger foods? These pretzel bites are sure to be a hit and you can make them savory or sweet, so everybody will be happy.
These would also make a great after school snack or a fabulous addition to a home packed school lunch.
2 cups milk
1 1/2 T SAF instant yeast*
6 T brown sugar*
4 T butter, melted
4 1/2 cups flour*
2 tsp salt*
1/3 cup baking soda*
3 cups water
1/2 cup granulated sugar*
2 tsp cinnamon*
*These ingredients are available in our store.
Warm up the milk in the microwave for about 2 minutes.
Stir in the yeast, brown sugar, and melted butter. Mix.
Add the flour 1 cup at a time and then add the salt.
Knead for 6-8 minutes in a stand mixer.
Put it in a greased bowl and cover with cling wrap.
Let rise for 1 hour in a warm place until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 450º.
Punch down dough and divide into 12-14 lumps.
Roll them all out into a log shape as thin as you can.
Combine the water and baking soda in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
Cut the dough into 1 1/2″ pieces, then put in the boiling water for about 1 minute. Remove from the water and place on a paper towel to get rid of the excess water.
Place on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with pretzel salt. (Omit salt for cinnamon sugar variation.)
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned.
For cinnamon sugar variation, allow pretzel bites to cool. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in a large zip top bag. Dip pretzel bites into melted butter and put in cinnamon sugar. Shake bag to coat.