Fellow blogger and Bay Area local, Andrea Giang (a/k/a Cooking With A Wallflower), posted these Everything Spice Soft Pretzel Bites the other day and ever since, I’ve been obsessed with trying them out. Her recipe, which you can find here, uses refrigerator biscuit dough, which makes this recipe a snap. I’m using my own biscuit dough today. And, I don’t have any Everything Spice so I’m just giving a nice dusting of Kosher salt.
2 ¼ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup whole milk
Using the paddle attachment on your stand mixer on low speed, or by mixing with a wooden spoon, mix together all dry ingredients. Mix in butter until some larger pieces remain. Mix in milk until dough is smooth. Now you have biscuit dough!
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray. Whisk together one egg with a tablespoon of milk.
Fill medium sized saucepan ¾ way with water and add ¼ cup baking soda. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium heat (simmering).
Roll dough into bite-sized balls and simmer around one minute or until they float to the top of the water.
Using a slotted spoon, remove the dough balls from the water and place on the baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg/milk mixture. Sprinkle with salt or any other favorite seasoning.
Bake around 20 minutes or until dark brown.
Immediately after baking, remove pretzel bites from pan and place on a cooling rack. Serve plain or with your favorite dipping sauce.