My husband and I love our pretzels and we make them quite often. But for some reason we’re not quite pleased with them, we’re looking for that special soft pretzel that you get at the mall, or at the ball game. You know the one I’m talking about, eh? Those huge pretzels that you just can’t stop eating, they’re salty, they’re buttery, they’re just amazing. Well I think we finally hit the jackpot.
After the hundreds of experiments and hundreds of pretzels eaten, we’ve finally done it. We made the pretzel of our dreams. The world’s greatest soft pretzels. Don’t let the pictures fool you, these pretzels are huge, just like the ones you buy at the ball game. Just writing about them now makes me drool and wished I had one to enjoy, but hey we made these a couple weeks ago, so no pretzel for me now. But I have the memories, and most importantly I have the recipe.
Pretzels are not hard to make, so don’t get discouraged by the fact that you have to make a water bath with baking soda and dip them in there, that’s child’s play. The dough is super easy to make too, just use your mixer, let it do all the work. And the fun part, is rolling out the long ropes and I swear my ropes were 3 or 4 feet long, just because I wanted the largest pretzels.
Now let me just tell you for a minute here how good these are, especially if you eat them right out of the oven. When they come out, brush them with some melted butter, and before you take a bite, dip that piece in the butter again and then eat it. The saltiness from the coarse Kosher salt and the buttery pretzel, well this just doesn’t get any better. You’ll just want to keep on eating, so don’t let me stop you.