Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Easy Soft Pretzels
For an after school snack last week, I tried these Easy Soft Pretzels and they are delicious! They do take a little time to prepare, but nowhere near as long as homemade soft pretzels(those are sooo good, but this is a simple alternative.) Our whole family loved the pretzels and asked to have them again real soon!! I'll have to make sure I have Pillsbury breadsticks on hand because that's really all you need to make these........and an egg white. The egg white brushed on top before they bake really gives them that shiny crust on top! We made a traditional salted pretzel and also cinnamon sugar.The step by step recipe is below.
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Take one can of Pillsbury bread sticks and separate dough into twelve pieces. Roll one piece of dough into a 22 inch long rope. (Yes. I did actually get out the tape measure for the first one, but after that I just eyeballed it.)
2. Twist each rope of dough into a pretzel shape. Place dough on a baking stone or a baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Beat one egg white and brush on tops of pretzel dough. Bake for about 12-18 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter and brush butter over pretzels. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt, dip into cinnamon sugar, or make whatever variety of pretzel you like. Yield: 12 pretzels