Soft Pretzels

I loves my bread machine!  So, very, very much.  She makes all sorts of yummy for me.  I love it when I can get my kiddo involved in the process.  Because I enjoy being Mrs. Awesome Snack Mom we decided to break out this treat when we had friends over.

Put the following in the bread machine in this order

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of warm water

3 cups of all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons of active dry yeast

IMG_1438 Set it to the dough cycle and let it work its magic.


When you hear the beep run to your bread machine and with floured, cleaned hands and a floured surface let your kids sculpt, shape and mold.

IMG_1450IMG_1449 IMG_1451Meanwhile add 8 cups of water and 1/2 cup of baking soda in a large saucepan.  Let it come to a boil. Drop the pretzel shapes into the boiling baking soda water for 10 seconds.  Drain on paper towels.IMG_1441IMG_1443

Sprinkle with some Kosher salt and pop it in a 325 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.IMG_1445IMG_1452

Watch the excited little faces as they see their browned beauties emerge from the oven.