Meatless Friday: Pretzel Bites

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These homemade soft pretzel bites served with a sweet and tangy honey mustard, is the ultimate in comfort food and party nibble. Serve these addictive bites to your guests and they will be clamoring to get the recipe from you.

pretzel bites Veronica Gantley

Pretzel Bites

yield: 50 BITES
prep time: 10
cook time: 20
total time: 30

INGREDIENTS:
1 package of active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm milk 110 degrees
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1 large egg
coarse salt for top of pretzel

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
Combine the yeast, milk and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Allow to bloom for 5 minutes. It should get bubbly. That means the yeast is working. Once it looks good and bubbly, add the flour and mix on low speed until combined. Add salt and combine until smooth, it should begin to pull away from the side of the bowl. Dough should be tacky not sticky when you pull it out of the bowl. Cut into four even pieces and roll them out into a rope about 18-10 inches long. Cut each of the ropes into 1 inch pieces.
Meanwhile fill a 8 quart pot with water and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling add the baking soda.
Plop the pieces of dough into the boiling water 5-10 at a time. Remove from water after 30 seconds or so. Place each on parchment paper and continue until all the pieces of dough have been boiled.
In a small bowl beat egg and 2 tablespoons water with a fork.
Brush the egg wash on the boiled pieces of dough and sprinkle with salt.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until tips are golden brown.

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Recipe and photo copyright 2015 Veronica Gantley. All rights reserved.

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