mmmmmmmm spicy mustard <3 <3
Happy (still on vaca mode) Monday! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Let's bring 2017 in with the most positive vibes & happy spirits. I personally have a ton of goals to achieve this year, and I am going to be working mega hard on growing this food blog as much as I can, while working on a small catering business. #DREEEEAMZ
Now, let's talk about our past weekend. What did ya guys do?! 3 day weekend to me means binging & cooking up new recipes. I did a TON of both, along with completing 3 (yes, THREE!) series on Netflix. In my opinion, that is how a successful weekend is done ;)
Since I'm not really into partying it up on the New Year, this year I've decided 'why not have a huge feast for Ryan and myself?!' Annnnnnd why not cook a ton of appetizers plus a main PLUS a dessert(s)? That is exactly what I did, and that is where these cute lil pretzel bites were born. Just so you know, I am obsessed with hot pretzels. Literally in luuuuuv. And before you get too hyped over the fact that homemade pretzels means to make your dough (aka let it rise, proof, yada yada..), I've skipped that step and bought some fresh homemade pizza dough from Whole Foods. All made in house & saved me a bit of time. Next time when I have more time to prep, I will for sure experiment and let you guys know the outcome.
JUST A WARNING: these are suuuuuper addicting. I'm already talking about making these like every single weekend (or day), because they're so simple and so crunchy and with that hot mustard- OMMMMMG. Just amazing! And drooling as I speak. mmmmm. Thank you Hot For Food for this simple recipe idea!
Hope everyone had a happy & safe New Years Eve/day, and will give these lil puppies a shot, at you're next party! Or just when you're feeling hungry for pretzels. Date night ideas?!
Enjoy! xx S.
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I N G R E D I E N T S:
- Pizza dough! (store bought or homemade)
- 5 cups of water
- 2 Tbs of baking soda
- Course Sea salt, to top
- Spicy brown mustard, to serve (a must!)
PREPARE: Begin by bringing water + baking soda to a boil. At the same time, preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. While thats heating up, lets work on the dough. Cut your ball of pizza dough in half, and then those halves into half again. You should have 4 equal balls of dough. Take one, roll it out on a lightly floured surface so it resembles a 1" inch wide long log (or wormy) shape. Take a sharp knife and cut into 1" inch pieces. You'll have about 10-12 per log! Roll them up into little balls and set aside.
COOK & EAT!: Once your water comes to a boil, toss in about 10-12 at a time. Let them cook for about 20-30 seconds, and you'll notice they will rise to the top. Take them out with a slotted spoon & place on a baking sheet/parchment paper. Top with sea salt right away & slice an "X" at the top of each with a knife. Repeat until all are done & pop in the oven to bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool and serve with some hot brown mustard. YUM!
*Notes: If your pot is a bit wider and 5 cups isn't too deep, just double it to 10 cups and add 4 tablespoons of baking soda!