2 Cups Milk
2 Packets of Dry Yeast
6 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons of melted Butter
4 1/2 Cups of Flour
2 Teaspoons of Fine Salt
1/3 Cup of Baking Soda
3 Cups of Warm Water
Nacho Cheese or sauce of your choice
Warm up the milk for 90 seconds in the microwave.
Stir is both yeast packets and allow the mixture to sit for 3 minutes.
Next add the butter and sugar.
Add flour one cup at a time, then add the salt.
Kneed or use a mixer for 10 minutes. (This is when I really really LOVE my KitchenAid Mixer. BEST WEDDING PRESENT EVER!!!!)
Grease a bowl, add the dough, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place.
After an hour, Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Divide dough in half, then in half, then in half again.
Roll dough out snake style. We chose to make pretzel bites because they are kind of better that way and the dough seemed to go much much further, but you can always youtube how to make fancy pretzels also.
Once the dough was rolled out, cut into small pieces (we used a pizza cutter).
Mix baking soda and warm water in a bowl, and place cut dough into mixture. Make sure the entire pretzel or bite is covered completely. I'll be honest, this part weird-ed me out, but I think it's the secret to the awesomeness.
Place on greased baking sheet and sprinkle the dough with coarse salt.
Bake for about 8 minutes, longer if you make actual pretzels.
Heat up the nacho cheese or sauce of your choice and ENJOY!!!
Seriously, you will die after the first bite. These are AMAZING!
Another thing that is amazing... My super cute baby! Oh I just LOVE being a Mom to this cute girl! Even more than I love pretzels... being a Mom sure does change a person.