While visiting my brother and his family in Kansas City, I met an amazing woman named Heather. She is a foodie like me and we clicked almost instantly! I soon found out about her Soft Pretzel Bites and KNEW I would be making them when I got back to California.
After telling a friend about them, I couldn't wait any longer and made them last night. I made the whole batch, and was able to freeze more than half. I got a craving for one today while editing these photos and I can tell you they are just as amazing microwaved right out of the freezer. I will be making these again soon, even if it's just to stock my freezer with these tasty little treats!
Take a look at how I made some of the best soft pretzels I've ever had! Oh and you should also make them yourself - you WON'T be sorry!!!
Active Dry Yeast
Combine the warm water, kosher salt and sugar.
Add the yeast and let it do it's thing.
Using the dough hook attachment, mix in the flour and butter.
Kneed on medium speed for 4 to 5 minutes -
until the dough is pulling away from the sides of the bowl.
Oil bowl/dough, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about an hour.
Until it looks like this!
Roll it out onto a lightly oiled surface.
Divide into eight equal portions and roll our until 24 inches long.
Form pretzels or cut into bite sized pieces.
Place all pieces on lightly oiled, parchment lined baking sheets.
Bring water and baking soda to a rolling boil.
Boil each pretzel individually for 30 seconds and return to baking sheets.
(Or 10 bite sized pieces at a time)
Bake for about 10 minutes.
Remove from baking sheet and brush a little extra butter on top.
And serve with some jalapeno cheese - my fave!
Thanks Heather. I already cannot wait to make more!!!