Served Fresh and warm from the oven with a soft flavorful inside and a slightly crisp bite, these Homemade German Pretzels are perfect for when you want something a little more than just chips and dip!
Brush all sides of a large mixing bowl with the butter.
Remove from water and place on baking sheet.
If you are making these on a cool day, go ahead and turn your oven on to 300 while you are mixing and kneading the dough. Then once the dough is ready to rise turn the oven off. You can set the bowl on top of the oven and the warmth with help with the rising.
I usually double this batch and freeze half. To avoid having them stick together, flash freeze them. To flash freeze them, place on a baking sheet and place in freezer for 15-20 minutes. Then slide them into a zip lock bag. This way they won't stick together.
When you are ready to make them, remove them from the freezer and allow them to come to room temperature before starting back where you boil them for the 30 sec/side. They turn out just fine as long as they are allowed to completely defrost.