Introduction: Soft Pretzel Bites

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In this instructable, I will show you how to make soft pretzel bites.

Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:

4 1/2 c all-purpose flour

1/2 c baking soda

6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp light brown sugar

1 pack of active dry yeast

coarse sea salt

2 1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 c warm water + 1 tbsp water

1 egg

Step 2: Yeast Action

In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 c warm water, brown sugar, yeast, butter and let set for five minutes.

Step 3: 5 Minutes Later.....

Now add in the salt and flour and mix in until your dough is formed.

Step 4: So Kneady

Remove the dough from the bowl and knead for a few minutes.

Step 5: Don't Miss a Spot.

Coat the sides of a large bowl with vegetable oil, then place the dough in the bowl, coating all sides of the dough with the oil and cover the bowl.

Step 6: Proof It!

Place in an oven that is not preheated, but does have the oven light turned on. Proof dough in oven for an hour.

Step 7: Rollin' & Cuttin'

Remove the dough from the oven and roll it out.

Cut the dough into bite-sized pieces.

Step 8: Be Careful!

Bring 3 qts of water to a boil, and slowly add the baking soda to the water (add too much at once, it will boil over).

Put a few of the pretzel bites in (about 10) boil for 30 seconds and remove the bites with a slotted spoon.

Place the bites (spaced apart, not touching) on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 9: In a Small Bowl

Mix the egg with 1 tbsp water.

Step 10: Get Out That Brush

Coat your bites with the egg wash. Top the bites with the coarse salt.

Step 11: Bake!

Place in an oven that's been preheated 425° for 10 minutes, or until golden.

Step 12: Enjoy!

If you make these, let me know what you think!