Can you believe it's the very last day of 2013? Wow! This year was so packed with huge changes for us that it just seemed to fly by!
Well, I'm not much of a night-owl, but if I am going to try to stay up to bring in the New Year, then I might as well have munchies. Since I have a bread machine now, I might as well use it!
I'm just using the basic dough recipes from my booklet that came with the machine. Maybe at some point I'll get brave and try to adapt them, but I figure I might as well stick with the basics right now. I've been dying to try the pretzel dough recipe, which is basically the same as the pizza dough recipe only it adds beer. Well, the hubs and I don't drink or buy alcohol, so this is really just pizza dough.
I rolled out the dough into strips and cut it into cute little bite-sized pieces. You know, like the pretzel bites you pay an arm and a leg for at the movie theater. Then I brushed them with an egg, sprinkled them with salt, and baked 'em.
They turned out a lot like I hoped they would! I just need to make some cheese sauce for dipping. I could see a honey mustard sauce tasting good as well. I don't have the ingredients to make either of those in my house right now, so it will just be a trip to the store to grab a jar of nacho cheese sauce for us.
Happy New Year!
Pretzel Bites in the Bread Machine
1 1/4 cups Water
1 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 3/4 cups Bread Flour
1 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
Layer ingredients in your loaf pan. Liquids first, then make an even layer on top with your flour. I always put the sugar and salt in the corners, and then make a little crater in the middle of the flour for my yeast. Run it through your dough cycle.
When dough is ready, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and divide into equal portions. I divided mine into about 6 portions, and then rolled each portion out into a long roll. Cut roll into bite sized pieces, arrange on baking sheet. I used my silicone mats so I did not grease my sheet, but if you are not using a mat I'd highly recommend cooking spray. Beat an egg and brush onto dough pieces, then sprinkle salt on top.
Bake at 400 degrees F for about 10-20 minutes. I cooked mine for 15, but if you want yours darker you can cook it longer.
Dip in your favorite sauces and enjoy!
*Adapted from the Zojirushi Breadmaker recipe booklet
Welcome! My name is Marie, and I have been married for 5 years now. We have one beautiful son, Isaac, waiting for us in Heaven and another son, Hayden, here with us! I hope to share with you more about our journey- where we have been and where we are going.