Aaaah, the smell of soft pretzels baking on a cool, fall afternoon. Delightful! I have fully overcome my fear of yeast but I always get a kick out of seeing dough rise and then turned into a delicious baked goodie.
These are a wonderful snack eaten as they are, with mustard or honey mustard or even cut in half and then used to make a sandwich! I also froze half of these for a later time and can't wait to pull one out of the freezer whenever the craving strikes. Also, the recipe says to make 8 pretzels and while I had no problem eating a whole one, I think next time I might try for 10 or even 12 pretzels - the portion was just a little large!
This was such a blonde moment but I completely forgot the egg wash and salt step before baking! I remembered with 2 minutes of baking time left! I quickly threw open the oven door and put some kosher salt on the pretzels. A few granules stuck...but not many. :/ There's always next time!
As seen on Annie's-Eats - She has a great picture tutorial!