Soft pretzels have to be one of my favorite things.
What isn’t to love about soft pretzels?
I’ve been dying to learn how to make them since I knew pretzels really aren’t much more than a flour. So when I found Katie at Food, Wine, and Mod Podge’s recipe, I just had to try it for myself.
I made a few edits to the recipe and I LOVE the way they turned out. Seriously, way better than any store bought pretzel I’ve ever had!
I even had a little helper who just loved getting to stand up on the step stool and help me bake!
Soft Pretzel Bites
1 package dry yeast (1/4 oz)
2 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar, divided
1/4 cup warm water (110-115˚F)
1 cup warm milk (110-115˚F)
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour
6 cups water
4 teaspoons baking soda
fillings (I used chunky peanut butter)
1) Combine the yeast, 1 tsp brown sugar, and warm water in a large bowl. Set aside until foamy, 5-8 minutes.
2) In another bowl, stir together the remaining 2 Tbsp brown sugar and warm milk until dissolved.
10) Brush warm pretzel bites with melted butter and sprinkle with salt. WARNING: only put butter and salt on those you intend to eat immediately….otherwise when you store them, you will get soggy pretzels