My kids love all kinds of sweet and salty treats: pastries, cakes, cookies (chocolate chip, of course), pies, pretzels... I wonder who they got it from. ;)
Spending many hours at work, I don’t have time to cook on workdays, but I make up for it during weekends when I make large quantities of food, and freeze several meal packages for the week to come. That way I always have cooked food, I don’t eat out, and I have more time for my family.
Bread and all kinds of pastries freeze really well. Our treat of the month are pretzels, and I have a great recipe that works really well every time.
You can freeze some of them just before baking, so that you can take them out anytime you feel like snacking on something. Just make sure to label everything with freezer labels, so that these delicious treats wouldn’t sit in the freezer past their “edible until“ date.
- ½ cup of water
- 1 cup of milk
- 4 cups of flour
- 1 tbsp. of sugar
- 1 tsp. of salt,
- 2 ¼ tsp. instant yeast
For pretzel bath:
- 8 cups of water
- 2 tbsp. of baking soda
For the topping:
- 2 tbsp. of salt
- 1 beaten egg
Mix all ingredients for the dough and wait for it to rise. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare 2 baking sheets and line them with parchment paper.
Divide the dough into 12 pieces and roll them out. Boil one pretzel at a time in pretzel bath for 30-45 seconds. Put the pretzels on the baking sheets and pour some egg topping over each pretzel, then sprinkle them with salt.
Bake pastries for 15 – 25 min, depending on your oven.
Let them cool down, and serve them to your happy kids and guests. You can also freeze ready-made pretzels, they’ll be yummy even when defrosted.
*Note: Picture above is not of actual recipe.
This post was submitted by one of our readers, Ana Brady. Thanks for the delicious recipe!