Soft Pretzel Bites Dairy Free
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2¼ teaspoons or 1 packet of rapid rise yeast (I use quick rise active dry yeast)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Soda Bath Dip:
  • 2 Tablespoons baking soda
  • 4 cups water
  • Topping: Coarse Salt for topping-(coarse kosher salt or table salt) & olive oil
  1. Add all the Pretzel ingredients, water, oil, yeast, brown sugar, flour and salt in a mixing bowl or your bread machine in that order. If your machine has a quick dough setting use that, if not just use regular dough setting. If kneading my hand or using a stand mixer start mixing the ingredients together. If it's too dry add a tablespoon or 2 of water if too dry, do the same with flour. Knead for about 10 minutes. Dough should be a nice ball by the time your done kneading.
  2. Let dough rise for 20-30 min.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with nonstick mats or parchment paper.
  4. Put the dough on lightly floured surface and break into 6 pieces. Roll each of the 6 pieces out into long ropes about ½ inch thick, then slice into 1- 1½ inch long pieces. (see pics) Set cut pieces aside until they are all rolled and cut.
  5. Mix baking soda and water in a sauce pot until dissolved. Bring to boil on the stove top. Add 10-12 pretzel bites to the boiling water. Boil for about 30 seconds then remove with a slotted spoon. Place on baking sheet. Continue until you have boiled all the pretzels.
  6. Bake at 425 F. for 8-12 minutes or until browned. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with table salt or course salt. Serve with your favorite dip.