So. This is not the first time I have attempted to make pretzels. The very first time it was a huge success they were your basic soft pretzel. We made some fun dipping sauces. The second time I made them I must have not let the dough raise enough because the pretzels turned out very thin. As a bread lover though, they still tasted great. This was my third time making pretzels, they are not the most beautiful pretzels, but they are delicious.
There are two tips, or key points, that I have learned about making pretzels. The first is that the shape is in an art in and of it self, and that is something I have not mastered yet. The second is that letting the yeast raise, and treating it correctly is crucial.
The pretzels I made today are sweet, sweet, sweet. They are cinnamon sugar pretzels made with whole wheat flour. I used the recipe from Blissful Basil. I had one correction though she did not list how much Baking Soda to use. I used 2/3 cup and I used warm water to dissolve the baking soda in the water.
Being a Pretzel Connoisseur myself, these are up on my list of some of the best soft sweet pretzel recipes.