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Pretzel Bites

Course: Snack

Ingredients

  • 1  1/8 cups water about 70°-80°F
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

BOILING WATER

  • 1/2 cup baking soda

FINAL STEP

  • melted butter about 1/2 stick and coarse salt *

Instructions

  • If using a bread machine, place the first four ingredients in order suggested by the manufacturer and select dough setting. Check dough after 5-minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons of water (if too dense) or flour (if too loose) only if needed) If doing by hand, mix the same ingredients and knead for about 15-minutes until smooth and elastic.
    NOTE: (see 'Windowpane Test' post under 'Food or Tips' if unsure if gluten is achieved and dough ready to use.) See below for link.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide dough into 8-balls.
  • Roll each ball into a 20" rope and cut into small pieces.
  • In a large pot, bring 2-quarts of water and the baking soda to a boil.
  • Drop dough into boiling water, two at a time, and boil for 10-15 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Place the boiled dough on greased baking sheets and bake at 425°F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and immediately brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.

Notes

Variations:

  • These are fantastic on their own or dip in warmed nacho cheese sauce or
  • whole grain mustard
  • Another idea would be to eliminate the salt and sprinkle them with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar!
 
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