Soft Pretzel Twists with Homemade Cheese Dipping Sauce

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If you’ve ever wondered how to make pretzel dough then wonder no more because Mel has you covered. There are some pretzel dough recipe fixtures that you have and will not replace but never feel one recipe is the end all and be all since you might find another one that trumps the first one. Pretzel dough recipes have been amongst us since the first time you went to the fair or the ballgame and ripped into one. They are great with some sea salt on top and some plain mustard to dip them in. Now you have a pretzel dough recipe that also includes a dipping sauce recipe to give your homemade pretzel a place to swim in. Any pretzel dough recipes worth their salt will have salt on top. So now that you know how to make pretzel dough all that is needed is a few family members or friends to make them for.

Having fresh homemade pretzels are great and they make a wonderful snack and if you are health conscious then this recipe will not be a bad one since they can be made healthy as long as you try to add ingredients that are healthy. You can always change ingredients that might not be up to your own personal and your families health concerns.Pretzel history is not something that can be definitely checked and approved since it is a word of mouth thing. You have to reach back to 620A.D when it was said that Italian monks would bake them as rewards for children who learned their prayers and were good. They were first baked and formed to appear as two arms folded across a chest and were named pretiola the Italian word for

little rewards. Now there are more than one possible place or origin. You also have the story from another monastery but this time one in France and it goes on to say it was first made into a recipe there. The next one and the one that the pretzel is most commonly associated with is the German angle on this pretzel dilemma. With all these possible origins this one from Germany might be the real one. The German name for what we now know as a pretzel came from the German word brezel. It is most probably derived from the Latin words bracellus that means bracelet or the word bracchiola that means little arms. Even though the true origin may never be known we are happy to have these bread-based snacks with us and for us to enjoy.

Mel also includes a cheese-based dip to go along with her pretzel recipe. You can make the recipe but if you are trying to keep the fat and calorie count low then try to dip them in some mustard and you will be pleasantly surprised on how good the two go together. Thanks to Mel of Mel’s Kitchen Blog for this yummy Soft Pretzel Twists with Homemade Cheese Dipping Sauce and bon apetit.**

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