These take no time at all and will use very basic ingredients found around the house.
I'll show you how to make Traditional ones first, then add a couple steps to show you how to make cream cheese filled Pretzels (so so good).
These take no time at all to make, and will feed 16 easily. Great for the Super Bowl or just a comforting snack. You'll be surprized how much better these taste then the ones bought at sporting events.
Step 1: Ingredients
2 cups of hot water (from the tap is fine)
1 Tablespoon of sugar
1 envelope of active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
5 cups of all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon salt
Non stick cooking spray or oil
2 tablespoons of baking soda
8 oz room temperature cream cheese (220 grams)
1 cup of icing suga
Step 2: Get That Yeast Working
Step 3: Not Dry for Long...
Step 4: Mix It Up.
Step 5: Balls....
Step 6: Divided and Conquer
Step 7: Roll'n Roll'n Roll'n
If you want to make cream cheese filled pretzels see next "bonus" steps
Step 8: Cream Cheese Filling "Bonus"
Step 9: Cream Cheese What? "Bonus"
Step 10: Folding the Dough
Step 11: Making the Pretzel Shape
Step 12: A Quick Boil
Place each raw pretzel in the boiling water for about a minute. This will poach them and give them that nice golden brown appearance. Once poached, let them drip dry and place them on a parchment lined cooking tray.
Step 13: Extra Coat for Flavour
for the traditional pretzels sprinkle on coarse sea salt.
for the cream cheese pretzels, make a sugar/cinnamon mixture and sprinkle over.
You can also be creative at this stage and add anything you like.
Place in the oven and bake for 12-18 minutes at 220 degrees Celsius
Step 14: Serv Them Up Warm
They are best served up warm and with something to dip them in. I like mustard/honey mustard for the traditional pretzels and jam for the cream cheese/cinnamon ones.
You'll be surpriized how good these taste, and even better then ones you would buy at a sports event.
I hope you enjoyed this Instructalbe. Please let me know what you think.