I love a good soft pretzel, especially during the fall with some beer cheese or German mustard to help celebrate Oktoberfest! Last year we discovered an amazing sweet german mustard that goes great with soft pretzels as well so if you’re feeling adventerous you should look for that or find a recipe to make it yourself. We loved watching Alton Brown’s Good Eats when it was on the air years ago and since we have a lot of his cookbooks that’s the first place we went to find a great soft pretzel recipe.
This recipe isn’t really hard, just a little time consuming. We’ve made this recipe several times so the key here is just make sure you follow the directions. Trying to create the pretzel form can be a little difficult, but do your best as it’ll get better with practice. We’ve got a large fryer spider to help get the pretzels out of the boiling water/baking soda mixture. As a note, the last time we used Maldon salt flakes for the top, but I felt like it wasn’t as salty as I would have liked so might be best to stick with actual pretzel salt or kosher salt.
Recipe Used: Alton Brown