The difference between a pretzel and bread is that, like bagels, pretzel dough endures a quick bath in boiling water. But not just any water. To get that salty flavor and deep golden crust, a solution of water and baking soda is required.
With this in mind, I wondered if we could hack the pretzel-making part—which usually requires making a yeast dough, letting it rise, then boiling and baking it—by using ready-to-go Pillsbury biscuit dough, then baking it all in a waffle iron.
Great news! The answer is a resounding yes. And with this clever recipe, we turned out wonderful pretzel waffles, dunked ‘em in butter and sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar.
This waffle iron hack so clever (and delicious!), we plan to use it again and again. In less time than it takes to go to the mall (and for a lot less money), we had a whole batch of homemade pretzels. Don’t you just love a good, cheap DIY recipe?