My mom makes these pretzels once a year at Christmas. They are one of the greatest snacks I have ever eaten, EVER. On Christmas, our dinner consists of these pretzels and puppy chow. Bring out your roasting pan and be prepared to eat a whole bowl of these on your own.
28-32oz of Mini Pretzels
1 Cup Vegetable or Canola Oil
1/2 TSP Dill Weed
1/2 TSP Lemon Pepper
1/2 TSP Garlic Powder
1 Package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Powder
Let’s Get Cooking
Heat oven to 200F
Pour the pretzels into a large roasting pan.
In a shaker container combine the oil + dill + lemon pepper + garlic powder + ranch powder and shake well.
Pour the dressing over the pretzels and toss to coat.
Bake for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Let cool after baking and store in an airtight container.
I love to find any sort of recipe that I can utilize my sourdough starter (it’s name is Brad). I found this recipe from Eat the Lovefor sourdough soft pretzels and I just had to try it out for myself. This recipe does take about 2 days, because you need to make sure your starter is fed and active & you need the dough to rise for about 4 hours. These are easy and delicious, perfect with mustard or some cheese.
1 Cup Warm Water
1 TBSP Honey
1 Cup Active Sourdough Starter, check out here how to begin your own starter/how to feed
4 Cups Bread Flower, you can use All Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, melted
2 TSP Salt
1 Egg Yolk
Baking Soda Bath:
2/3 Cup Baking Soda
10 Cups Water
Let’s Get Cooking
I did all of this by hand, you can use a mixer with a dough hook. Combine the cup of warm water and honey in large bowl & stir until dissolved. Add in the active sourdough starter until it has loosened and combined with the water.
Add in the flour + butter + salt into the bowl. Mix well until it begins to form a shaggy dough. Remove from bowl and place the dough onto a lightly floured counter, knead until the dough becomes smooth and more elastic.
Once the dough is smooth, coat a clean bowl with cooking spray. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a damp towel and let rise, until the dough has doubled, about 3 to 4 hours.
Preheat the oven to 450F once the dough is done proving. Line two baking sheets with baking mats or parchment paper and divide the dough into about 10 even pieces/110g each. Cover with a damp towel once rolled out.
Take one piece of dough and roll into a long rope. Form a ‘U’ shape then take the two ends, cross over each other, then bring back down to the bottom of the ‘U’.
Bring the water & baking soda in a large pot up to a boil. Make sure that the baking soda has fully dissolved. Add in about 2-3 pretzels per time, letting them boil for about 50 seconds. Place on the baking sheet following.
Combine the egg yolk + water and brush on top of each pretzel, sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the pretzels have browned. Let cook on the baking sheet for a few before moving to a wire rack.