Meatless Monday: Soft Pretzels

The great part of being part of an on-line project with other writers, especially those that write about health and food (some almost exclusively), is you find a ton of great recipes. I want to try them all.

This weekend my goal was to try making soft pretzels. I followed the recipe at Dairy Free Cooking. They came out funny looking — I definitely need to work on my pretzel-folding technique — but they are very tasty. The girls and Dan had some immediately upon coming home from running errands, and then I had to hide them so I could pack them in lunches.

I think the pretzels are going to be popular, and next time I hope the schedule works out that one or both of my girls will be around to help me play with the dough.

And — with apologies to Ashley at Dairy Free — I think these would be stellar with cheese sauce dip. I may have to look into that possibility next time I plan to make these. And maybe eat them as we watch a football game!

What’s a recipe you want to try? And why haven’t you tried it yet? Next up for me is baked oatmeal — which I’ve only just heard of — and I really want to try homemade granola bars. Still looking for a recipe for that one.

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2 thoughts on “Meatless Monday: Soft Pretzels

  1. Yay!!! I’m glad you liked them, even if they didn’t come out perfectly the first time. (I worked as a bread baker for several years, and I can say confidently that with any new recipe, your hands have to kind of “learn” the dough, so don’t be too hard on yourself!) And even my husband enjoys them with cheese dip every now and then, so no apologies needed, haha. I, for my part, prefer them with mustard. 🙂

    • I haven’t tried them with mustard yet. Next time I make them, I’m going to have to double the recipe, because here it is Tuesday, and they are GONE. Between my children and my husband, they were gobbled up. I had, like, half of one. My husband said last night, “Where did you get the dough for those pretzels?” I said, “I made it.” He said, “From scratch?” No respect, I tell ya!

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