I love making pretzels, but sometimes it can be a lot of effort.
Kneading, and rising, and kneading, and rising, and boiling and baking. I set out this past weekend to try and find a pretzel dough shortcut. While these sausage pretzel bites
weren't a perfect pretzel, they came very close with much less work. My friends and I devoured these while hanging out on a Sunday afternoon.
First cut up the sausage and get everything ready to go.
Just wrap the sausages in the bread dough one by one. Having a friend is a plus on this step.
Quickly boil in water and baking soda for about a minute.
Brush these guys with a mix of melted butter and egg.
Compared to a normal soft pretzel, these were not as dense and slightly more greasy, but they still were quite delicious.
More Pretzel RecipesDan Whalen knows a pretzel purist who might be upset. He has been blogging for over 4 years at The Food In My Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!