When I was in high school, and I could still get away with eating nothing but crap and barely eating at all, I used to live off of the soft pretzels at my school. They were my absolute favorite. I would get that and usually some form of doughnut. That was sometimes my food for the day. Ah, to me young again, haha.
Know what I love even more than a regular soft pretzel? Bite sized soft pretzels. I mean, that usually means that I’m eating way more than I should, but I love bite sized things. Mmmm.
I am definitely just a plain pretzel girl. I’m not a fan of all the salt or the dipping sauce. I know people are though, and to each their own. I don’t necessarily love the flavor of soft pretzels. What draws me in is the warm, doughy, yet crispy outside texture. MMMMmmm, so good. I haven’t had a soft pretzel since I was a sophomore in high school.
Thanks to Maria and Josh at Two Peas and Their Pod for this recipe!
Ingredients for Bite Sized Soft Pretzels
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
3 ounces unsalted butter, melted
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
3 quarts water
1/2 cup baking soda
1 whole egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water
Coarse sea salt
For the cheese sauce:
½ Tablespoon unsalted butter
½ Tablespoon all-purpose flour
½ cup milk
8 ounces Cheddar cheese, grated
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