I have not made pretzels in a long time... a VERY long time. In fact, I am certain it has been so long that my kids have no memory of it. So, when a dear friend made pretzels recently I started feeling a little guilty that my kids have not gotten to enjoy the experience when they love soft pretzels so much.
I wanted to use my own freshly ground wheat so this would be something I could eat for my MTHFR dietary restrictions. Knowing that the Heavenly Homemaker blog would be a good place to start for a tried and true recipe I went straight to her blog under recipes. She quickly won me over by introducing the recipe noting that she used to actually sell these pretzels. I mixed up the recipe and left the dough to rise. I came back later and punched down the dough and got busy with my older two girls rolling out some yumminess. Sahara joined us (not pictured unfortunately) and was a pro at rolling out the dough and she loved it.
Not long after, we were enjoying salted butter pretzels and buttered cinnamon sugar pretzels... And they tasted just like the ones at the pretzel shops.