These pretzel bites are to cash inwards one’s chips for. I’ve made them dozens of times now, as well as they are as well as thence delicious as well as soft as well as buttery. And I likely shouldn’t acknowledge this, but Geoff as well as I polished off an entire batch betwixt the 2 of us inwards i evening. They’re only that good! I followed the recipe pretty much exactly, except that I alone used a tablespoon of baking soda inwards the water, as well as tossed them inwards 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter inwards a plastic bag. Also, at to the lowest degree when I brand them, they actually desire to stick to the pan, as well as thence I baked them on a silicone mat sprayed liberally amongst cooking spray, as well as that seemed to create the trick. If you’re looking for an awesome (and easy!) appetizer for your New Year’s Eve political party tonight, these are it!
2 1/2 cups (10 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
1 loving cup (8 ounces) real warm water
1/2 loving cup (4 ounces) warm water
2 tablespoons baking soda
Coarse tabular array salt (optional)
three tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large bowl or the bowl of an electrical mixer, house the flour, salt, saccharide as well as yeast.
- Mix to only combine. Add the H2O as well as mix well, adding to a greater extent than flour, every bit needed, a fleck at a fourth dimension to shape a soft, smooth dough that clears the sides as well as bottom of the bowl.
- Knead the dough, yesteryear mitt or machine, for well-nigh v minutes, until it is soft as well as smooth.
- Lightly flour the dough as well as house it inwards a plastic bag; closed the bag, leaving room for the dough to expand, as well as allow it balance for thirty minutes or upward to lx minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 500°F.
- Prepare a baking canvass yesteryear lining it amongst a silicone mat or parchment newspaper as well as lightly greasing it.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly greased function surface, as well as split it into iv strips of equal length. Allow the pieces to rest, uncovered, for v minutes.
- While the dough is resting, combine the 1/2 loving cup warm H2O as well as the baking soda inwards a liquid criterion loving cup (deep plenty to dip the pretzel bites into).
- Cut each strip of dough into well-nigh 6-8 pieces, well-nigh 1 to 1 ½ inches inwards width.
- Dip each pretzel seize amongst teeth inwards the baking soda solution, as well as house them on the baking sheets.
- Sprinkle them lightly amongst coarse, kosher, or pretzel salt. Allow them to rest, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
- Bake the pretzels for 7-8 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
- Remove the pretzels from the oven, as well as brush them thoroughly amongst the melted butter.
- Keep brushing the butter on until you’ve used it all up. Eat the pretzels warm as well as enjoy!