|Prepare Yourself for Some Serious Deliciousness|
With the impending anniversary of my birth on my mind, I thought today might be a fitting day to try a recipe I've had on my "to bake" list for years: soft pretzels. Soft pretzels are easily on the list of my top 15 favorite foods, maybe even top 10. There's just something completely irresistible about their chewy, yeast center and their crispy, salty exterior. I found the recipe on Shutterbean and learned that making soft pretzels was on the list of the author, Tracy's, "31 comes before 32" list (31 things to do before turning 32). How awesome is that?!
Soft pretzels remained unchecked on my "to bake" list for so many years because I was intimidated by their perceived complexity (boiling dough... whaaaaaat?!). Truthfully though, these are silly stupid easy. And the results are a-ma-zing! There are so many awesome options for toppings-- I made three plain with sea salt, three with cinnamon sugar, and two with (get ready for this) sharp cheddar cheese, roasted garlic salt, and crushed red pepper. YUM. My only challenge now will be to not consume all eight of them today.
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