|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||6%|
|Total Carbohydrate 10g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Soft pretzels are a favorite snack, but when made at home, they require a lot of time and effort, as well as yeast as one of the ingredients. These soft pretzels are made without yeast, don't require rising time, and are simply kneaded, shaped, and baked. They may not have that signature yeasty, buttery taste we find at the shopping mall kiosk, but the cheese makes up for it, offering an added layer of flavor.
These easy-to-make pretzels are the perfect snack for watching a football game, your favorite TV show, or movie.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
2/3 cup milk
1 medium egg, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl; cut in the margarine with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
Add the cheese and milk, stirring until the dry ingredients are just moistened.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 12 times.
Divide the dough in half and roll each half into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle.
Cut the dough lengthwise into 8 (1-inch) strips.
Twist each strip into a pretzel shape. Brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the coarse salt.
Place the pretzels on the greased baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for a few minutes on wire racks. Serve pretzels warm.