Pretzels.. bite size morsels of awesome

Pretzels are these little cute little wonders of joy that can be eaten by the dozen without a second’s break. Either dipped in some sauce or just on their own, Pretzels are by far the fastest disappearing commodity on your table. A delightful snack or eating to kill boredom you have to make pretzels and be completely blown away by their chewy nature. They’re soft and chewy and amazing all at once..

I made these pretzels while I was making the buns and they are made of the same dough, with one alteration which I will tell you about. You can adapt the dough recipe from here

I used around 1/4 of the dough from the buns recipe and laid it neatly on a baking sheet. I sort of pressed it to flatten a bit from the top and stretched the dough to make it long. It was 1/2 inch thick and 1 inch wide and about 8 inches long.

I cut this into bite sized morsels, which were about 1/2 inch in size and let them be for 10 minutes.

Now for the slight alteration in the recipe. For the pretzels to get that chew top and soft center we need to do something pretty drastic. Don’t be alarmed, it’s nothing difficult. Put a saucepan full of water to a boil, making sure the pan is a little deep add in 2 tsp of baking soda. get the water and the baking soda full on boiling….. now…. slowly, gently immerse these pretzel pieces we have cut out into the water. Don’t worry these will not fall apart nor will they turn into goo. Just put them in the boiling water for not more than 10 seconds and gently fish them out.

make sure you don’t leave them in the water for long because that wil definitely turn them into some sort of glue. This entire process will not take long, just put them and pull them out.

Lay them on your baking tray and sprinkle salt on top.. if you want it sweet you can sprinkle powdered sugar and some cinnamon too..

You may notice that already they have changed their texture, becoming a bit light and seeming more porous. You’re in luck, these will tun out such pretty little pretzels.

that’s all bake it for 15-18 minutes at 190℃. Pull them out and let cool before eating. You’ll love them, love them.. so chewy and so tender.

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