I’ve been on such a mad search for little treats or snacks that are dairy free lately. It practically consumes me. I am constantly trying to think up new and wonderful things that I can actually eat. The other day my husband was going to be gone late and then when he got home he had a meeting to go to, a work out to do with a neighbor and then basketball at 9:30. I knew I was for sure going to need a little treat. As I started thinking up something to make I decided that I wanted something fun that will help to occupy my little 4 year old and be something delicious. My mom called and I told her that P and I were going to watch a movie and I was trying to think of what little treat I could make. She recommended I make pretzels. HOORAY! I had never made pretzels and I knew that I could do them dairy free!!
I decided to do a few different kinds. I chose parmesan for the husband, plain large ones for sandwiches (I made them fat and then used them for turkey sandwiches throughout the week since most breads have dairy so I miss out on sandwiches for lunch), cinnamon crunch, sea salt and salted. Mom, said she prefers the salted, but I should still try the sweet version. I mixed mine up a bit and added brown sugar which is 1. why I call them cinnamon crunch and 2. why I think they ended up more yummy.
This was the perfect treat to make with P. She actually shaped the pretzels all by herself! Woot woot!
P’s fave was the kosher salt, sea salt was ok, Cade loved the Parmesan as I knew he would, I loved Kosher salt or cinnamon crunch (which was fantastic!!)
Are Soft Pretzles Dairy Free?
Yes, pretzels are dairy and lactose free.
Pretzels are made with water, flour, sugar, salt and soda.
Can Pretzels Be Frozen Before They Are Baked?
Pretzel dough can be refrigerated for up to three days or frozen for three months.
The frozen dough should be thawed in the refrigerator before using.
How Long Will Soft Pretzels Keep?
Soft pretzels can be stored for 2-3 days at room temperature, or frozen for up to 1 month.
Pretzels should be wrapped well in plastic or placed in close-able plastic bags.
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Recipe from Mom
- 4 1/2 tablespoons yeast
- 3 Cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 6 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 8 Cups flour
- Let Yeast dissolve then add sugar, brown sugar, salt and flour.
- Mix on high speed of mixer for 8 minutes.
- Put dough in greased bowl and let rise 1 hour.
- Roll into 12-16 ropes about 18 inches long.
- Let rise 15 minutes.
- Roll ropes again till about 24 inches long.
- Twist into pretzels.
- Dip in mixture of 2 tablespoons soda and 2 Cups of water.
- Put on greased cookie sheet, or parchment sprinkled with flour works best.
- Let sit 10-15 minutes.
- Bake at 450* for 8 minutes
- Brush lightly with melted margarine and sprinkle with coarse salt, sea salt, Parmesan cheese or cinnamon and sugar.