2016 is all about pizza and pretzels, but most importantly it’s about pizza and pretzels coming together to create one MEGA snack; the Pizza Pretzel. This is what happens when a soft pretzel meets cheesy pepperoni pizza. They have a crazy night together and then BAM, 9 months later the pizza pretzel is born. I’m almost positive that’s how it happened. Regardless of how they came to be, I’m just happy that they were invented, but I’m more happy that I can’t ever go to a mall without craving one of these…for shopping fuel, of course. The best part is the warm pizza sauce on the side for dipping and dunking. So rather than continue going to the mall to spend money on things I really don’t need, just as an excuse to buy the snack of my dreams, I thought it would be more beneficial to both you and I, if I were to make them at home from scratch. That way we can have them at our fingertips whenever we need them.
These are a take on a post from way back when; a post I like to call, Soft Pretzels. It’s a super old post that I’m not too found of because the photos aren’t that all that good, and I really didn’t know what the heck I was doing in the first place, but I was doing it anyway. I thought it would be a good idea to share it either way because you’d be able to get a better understanding of how to make and shape pretzels from scratch. So with that being said, follow that link above and you’ll have a more detailed post on all you need to know about making soft pretzels in the comfort of your own home. Go ahead and make them in your pajamas. No one is here to judge you.
These soft pretzels however, are even better than the original because they’re topped with lots and lots of shredded cheese and sliced pepperoni. A simple pepperoni pizza will forever be a guilty pleasure of mine. Sometimes, simple is best. And just when you think that things couldn’t get any better, I’m serving these pizza pretzels with pizza sauce on the side for dipping, just like those mall joints we’ve all fallen in love with do. So let 2016 be the year we get adventurous in the kitchen. Let this be the year we overcome our fear of making homemade bread dough from scratch. Soft pretzels right from the oven are one of life’s greatest pleasures. Don’t miss out. They’re especially more pleasurable when turned into pizza. That’s all I have to say.