In the search for perfect home made pretzels, these pretzel bites are pretty much what i was looking for.
Plus they are so fun to eat!
Step 1: The Dough
1/12 cup of water
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons or yeast
6 tablespoons of melted butter
2 1/2 teaspoons of salt
4 a 5 cups of flour
pot with water
3/4 cups of backing soda
Step 2: Preparations
Mix salt, sugar, yeast add 2 cups of flour.
Once they are mixed, add the butter and water.
Continue adding flour. If the dough looks too moist, add more flour by spoonful.
The dough should look uniform, increase the speed for 5 minutes, continue until the dough starts separating from the bowl.
Until you are able to grab a piece an stretch it without breaking to fast.
Step 3: Let It Grow
Place the dough on container with oil on the bottom. The whole surface of the dough should have a little oil on it.
Cover it and let it sit on a warm place.
It should be at least an hour, and it should have doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Step 4: Cut Cut Cut
Set the pot of water to boil. Add the Backing soda to the water.
Separate the dough into 8 pieces.
Each piece should be stretched to be about 18 in.
cut it into 1in peaces. I tried to make each of them into a balls, but the shape is not really that important
Step 5: Cooking and Baking Time
Place the bites into the boiling water, let it boil for 30 to 45 seconds.
Place them on a oven sheet, with a silpat or greased.
Bake for about 15 min o until golden brown.
Step 6: Salt!
Use butter to cover the bites and then sprinkle with coarse salt.
Sooo yummy... they are gone in seconds!