Note: These were very yummy. A good "dip in mustard" pretzel. Instead of forming into a pretzel shape, we cut them in 1-1.5" pieces. I thought it was going to be a lot of work to boil them and then bake; but it wasn't a big deal at all.
I'm sorry the pics aren't the best- they were taken on the fly with my cell. Trust me, they were delicious!
From the Blog Dine & Dish
Recipe: Homemade Pretzel Bites for the Bread Machine (from All Recipes.com)
- 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 – not in the original recipe, but a must for mall food pretzel like experience
- In bread machine pan, place the first four ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or flour if needed).
- When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into eight balls. Roll each into a 20-in. rope; form into pretzel shape. In a saucepan, bring water and baking soda to a boil. Drop pretzels into boiling water, two at a time; boil for 10-15 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
- Place pretzels on greased baking sheets. Bake at 425 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with salt.