Pretzel Making Lazy Saturday

 

Nicole Voris

I love soft pretzels!  Have you ever had a mall pretzel?  Or one of the Mickey Mouse pretzels from disneyland?  With a little cheese dip?  Amazing!

One day while having a lazy Saturday I started to get a serious soft pretzel craving.  I have been wanting to try making them myself for a while.  I have helped my mom make them a few times and I decided to seize the day and make my own soft pretzels.

I used this recipe from Sprinkle Some Sugar: Soft Pretzel Recipe

This post is less about the mechanics of how to make pretzels and more how to make pretzels on a lazy Saturday. ;)

1:  Go to three different stores to try to buy baking soda.  Luckily we live in walking distance to said three stores.  Finally get to the final store and buy two because they are buy one get one free.

2: combine all those ingredients in your lovely kitchen aid mixer that does 90% of the work.  If you don't have one thats fine.  You'll just have to do that 90% and feel superior to me with your pretzel making skills.

3:  Make sure that your Iphone is playing music from your vintage record cabinet.  Because: #millennials

4: Let your dough rest,  also rest yourself.  Preferably with a mimosa. #lazysaturday

5:  Time to start rolling out the dough,  forming pretzel shapes, giving the baking soda bath (good thing you have two boxes),  and baking.  You can absolutely do this by yourself, but it is easier/fun to do it with a partner!

 Rolling the dough made me realize that all those hours of rolling play dough in preschool paid off.

Rolling the dough made me realize that all those hours of rolling play dough in preschool paid off.

6: Take them out of the oven and smother in butter. 

7: Eat four of the eight pretzels in about 5 seconds. 

The pretzels turned out really great.  I really enjoyed them and will make them again.  It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but it created a lot of dishes.  As much as you can wash dishes as you go so you aren't left with a huge mess!  Next time you have a lazy day, follow my instructions and let me know how it goes! 

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