I’ve had this pin sitting on my board for quite a while now, but I simply hadn’t made it. So the other day when I was craving something sweet, I looked at what recipes I hadn’t tried and which recipes I had the ingredients for. It was finally time for these pretzel bites to shine! You will need:
- Baking Soda
My bites did not turn out as pretty as the picture did, but that’s okay. I’ve made these twice now, so obviously I was a fan of the recipe. My husband really liked them, thus the second batch later that same week. However, while the results were tasty, I had a few problems with the recipe.
One problem was that both times I felt like there was too much of a baking soda taste on some of the bites. I am fairly certain this has something to do with how long the bite was in the boiling water, but it was still a shock whenever I popped one in my mouth and it felt like I was licking a baking soda covered spoon. I guess this is more my fault than the recipe’s, but I did have less baking soda bite when I reduced the amount in the water with my second batch.
I also had difficulty rolling the dough into ropes to cut apart. The dough just wasn’t very elastic for me. I do think I might have been trying to make my ropes thinner than necessary, but even at the start my dough was uninterested in acting like a play-doh snake.
These drawbacks aside, this is still a great recipe. It is time consuming, and not what I would label “easy,” but still worthwhile. Obviously I’ve already made them twice, and I do anticipate making them again. This is probably a once a quarter sort of recipe for me.