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.
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Until next time, happy eating.