Craving Pretzels At Night? Try These 7 Delicious Recipes At Home
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The increasing craze for pretzels in India makes it evident why it's one of the fastest-growing snacks in the world. This German twisted bread comes in soft and hard varieties, with flaky salt stuck to the glossy surface. For centuries, it has delighted several European and American nations before going worldwide. Now, it has become a recurring treat that can be spotted on the menus of many cafes in India.

Thanks to the internet, pretzel recipes are no longer shrouded in mystery and what was once considered an exotic snack has now become a home staple in India for many. It only takes a handful of ingredients, like flour, yeast, baking powder, shortenning and a little sugar.

Flaky salt is sprinkled on top to give it a nice texture, but you can rule this out if you don't have it at home. Just shape the proofed dough however you like, or go with the traditional shape for an authentic touch, then boil it in saltwater brine for a few seconds. Transfer the shaped dough to a lined baking tray and bake for a few minutes until done. It's that simple!

Apart from the traditional recipe, you can enjoy pretzels in a bunch of different ways. You can use pretzel dough to create delicious buns; you can make pretzel pizza; or you can make cheesy monkey bread. Also, with homemade recipes, you can switch regular flour with whole-grain flour to give it a healthy take. Try these different snack ideas with pretzels for late-night satisfaction.

7 Ways To Enjoy Pretzel Late At Night

1) Stuffed Pretzel Buns

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With pretzel dough, you can craft some delicious filled buns with any filling you like. Whether you want to make it cheesy with some seasonings or chocolatey and creamy, pretzel dough complements every flavour to make a delectable late-night treat.

2) Cheesy Pretzel Monkey Bread

Monkey bread with pretzel dough gives an unmatched blend of cheesy, salty and sweet flavours. All you have to do is divide the dough into small balls, throw them in a baking tin and slather them with grated cheese, herbs, seasonings and breadcrumbs. Bake it to perfection, and enjoy!

3) Sweet Pretzel Rods With Brown Sugar

If you remember eating dough sticks with chocolate sauce in childhood, this recipe will revive all the sweet memories. Just by rolling pretzel dough into small rods and baking it to perfection, you can create some delicious dough sticks and eat them with Greek yoghurt, hummus, or chocolate syrup.

4) Pretzel Bagel Sandwich

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For a satisfying retreat, a bagel sandwich can offer a delightful experience. It tastes even better when you make it with pretzel dough. Just shape it into a bagel, boil it in brine for a few minutes and bake it golden in the oven. Use the ready bagel to make a sandwich with the desired ingredients.

5) Pretzel Bites

If shaping pretzels is a task for you in the middle of the night, you can also make small balls with it to ease the job. The recipe is the same, with the only difference being pretzel knots exchanged with pretzel bites.

6) Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

For a fun treat, covering pretzels with chocolate is never a bad idea. The creamy richness and nutty boldness of chocolate make every snack enjoyable.

7) Pretzel Pizza

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If you want to try something fancy, this pretzel pizza is a must for you. Just top your pretzels with all the pizza toppings, including pizza sauce, cheese, veggies, meat, sweet corn kernels and olives. You can also use pretzel dough to make a pizza base.

No one can ever be bored of eating pretzels, but these recipes take pretzel enjoyment to the next level. After trying all these recipes, you’ll see how many possibilities a simple pretzel recipe has.