I have never made pretzels before. Nor have I every purchased any like this (big & soft). They just looked tasty so I wanted to make them.
I took a few photos during the process to share with you.
After mixing and forming the ball, this is about 1/3 of the batch.
Then it had to be rolled out like a snake
and shaped like a pretzel.
I ended up with six pretzels. I used coarse salt on most of them,
but I had some strusel mix that I could put on a couple of them.
They don't look like pretzels! Here is one of each "flavor".
We did like them though. They were soft & chewy and tasty.
What did I learn?
1: I need to use less dough per pretzel - thus get more of the end product. I should have gotten 8-10 (just like the recipe says), but ...
2: The dough rises so count for that when making & shaping them - at least if you want them to look like pretzels!
3: Don't overdo the salt. Yep, these were a bit salyt. Lucky for us we could scratch a few of the salt nuggets off.
4: The sweet ones were really tasty.
Oh, the recipe? Here is a link: Homemade Pretzels