They ended up much better than the game, thanks to Tom Brady... and the baby wouldn't touch them! Ah, well... the big kids and the grown-ups didn't have any trouble eating them as fast as I could bake them!
4 C. Hot Water
Fresh or frozen bread dough or frozen Rhodes rolls.
1/2 C. Regular White Sugar (and some vanilla sugar if you want, it's in the pudding section)
1 T. Cinnamon
1/4 C. Baking Soda
4 C. Hot Water
|Lay on parchment after cut|
Prepare dough according to package, or defrost 1 loaf of bread dough, or 5-6 rolls. Let rise.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Punch down, roll dough into 1" tubes and then cut with a sharp non-serrated knife into 1" "bites". (Cut rolls into 4 quarters each)
Mix baking soda into hot water until dissolved. Line baking sheet with parchment paper (very important) and spray lightly with spray.
|Dunk Quickly or you will get a blob of goo!|
Quickly dunk each "bite" into water mixture with a slotted spoon. Let drain a little, then lay 2" apart on baking sheet.
Pop into preheated oven for 5 minutes, rotate, then cook about 2-3 minutes more. DO NOT overcook!!
Melt margarine. Brush over hot pretzels. Sprinkle lightly with salt, or roll in cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm!
You could also drizzle with honey, dunk in mustard, make a powdered sugar glaze, use garlic butter (made with margarine), shake on some Italian spices before baking, dip in spice infused olive oil... etc. The options are endless!
|Plain Pretzel Bites|
|Cinnamon & Vanilla Sugar Bites!|