So for the football game yesterday, we made pretzel bites. I was going to use regular frozen bread dough, but that contains soy, and my little guy can’t have soy. Then I stumbled on this “Auntie Annie’s At-Home Baking Kit” in the cake section of the grocery store. It’s milk, soy, nut, and egg free!
They ended up much better than the game, thanks to Tom Brady… and the baby wouldn’t touch them! Ah, well… the big kids and the grown-ups didn’t have any trouble eating them as fast as I could bake them!
4 C. Hot Water
Fresh or frozen bread dough or frozen Rhodes rolls.
1/2 C. Regular White Sugar (and some vanilla sugar if you want, it’s in the pudding section)
1 T. Cinnamon
1/4 C. Baking Soda
4 C. Hot Water
|Lay on parchment after cut|
Prepare dough according to package, or defrost 1 loaf of bread dough, or 5-6 rolls. Let rise.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Punch down, roll dough into 1″ tubes and then cut with a sharp non-serrated knife into 1″ “bites”. (Cut rolls into 4 quarters each)
Mix baking soda into hot water until dissolved. Line baking sheet with parchment paper (very important) and spray lightly with spray.
|Dunk Quickly or you will get a blob of goo!|
Quickly dunk each “bite” into water mixture with a slotted spoon. Let drain a little, then lay 2″ apart on baking sheet.
Pop into preheated oven for 5 minutes, rotate, then cook about 2-3 minutes more. DO NOT overcook!!
Melt margarine. Brush over hot pretzels. Sprinkle lightly with salt, or roll in cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm!
You could also drizzle with honey, dunk in mustard, make a powdered sugar glaze, use garlic butter (made with margarine), shake on some Italian spices before baking, dip in spice infused olive oil… etc. The options are endless!
|Plain Pretzel Bites|
|Cinnamon & Vanilla Sugar Bites!|