These Sourdough Soft Pretzel Bites started out as No Knead Overnight Sourdough Bread, but I didn’t want to turn on the oven to 500 degrees and heat up the house. So, instead I stood over a pot of boiling water to make these… uh yeah, I don’t think I ended up staying any cooler. It’s a good thing these were absolutely delicious in the end.
To make sourdough you need sourdough starter. The best way to get starter is to see if a friend already has some and is willing to share with you. You only need a few tablespoons to start and with a little flour and water, you will have a beautiful bubbling pot.
I could write out directions for the care and feeding of sourdough starter, but the folks at Sourdough Home have already said everything I would say. If you don’t have a friend with starter, don’t worry, they have directions for starting your own.
For these Pretzel Bites, after you make the overnight dough, it is just a matter of rolling it out into pretzel shapes or “bites” like I did, boiling for a little bit in baking soda water and then in the oven for a few minutes.
For half of the batch, I did not add toppings and under baked them. Then I froze them on the baking sheet and stored them in a zip to lock freezer bag. When we want some, we grab a handful or two, spray with cooking spray and add your toppings to the frozen bites and bake until warm. It is one of J’s favorite afternoon snacks.
Until next time, happy eating.