As a young child, I remember when my mom would go to Sam's Club or Costco and bring home a box of frozen soft pretzels. My brother and I absolutely loved these pretzels that you would sprinkle a little packet of this thick sea salt and place in the oven for a quick bake. Today, I decided to make a healthier version of Easy Cheese-Stuffed German Soft Pretzels! And my, oh my, are they delicious...
The best part is that you can have these authentic German Soft Pretzels within 2 hours from the moment you put on your apron! Sometimes, I can become more hesitant to work with active dry yeast, just because I am slightly impatient and don't like waiting half a day to taste the final product. BUT.... these soft pretzels only take a rising time of 45 minutes and then 25 minutes... and are completely worth every minute!
Please keep in mind that the addition of cheese is totally optional! Although, it is highly recommend for added deliciousness ;)
Also, if you do not have that iconic chunky sea salt or Maldon Sea Salt to sprinkle on top of your pretzel sticks, then I recommend just topping with traditional fine-grain Himalayan sea salt. It will taste just as good!
I served my cheese-stuffed pretzel sticks with dijon mustard for added flavor in each bite! They would even be delicious served with honey mustard or a spicy sauce, as well!
It is time to grab our aprons and begin cooking deliciousness!
Welcome! The recipes you’ll find here are inspired by seasonal ingredients, generations-old family recipes, and places I’ve grown to love most. My hope is to inspire you inside the kitchen with a love for home-cooked foods, as well as outside the kitchen since everyday is another chance to make a bright moment in someone's life ;)
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