Tiny Skillet chose soft pretzels for our project this week, which worked out well with the Super Bowl. I’ve made soft pretzels before, but these were really good. The pretzels had a fluffy texture that I really, really liked and I think it is because you cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter. Genius. I substituted whole wheat pastry flour for half of the flour in this and was fantastic. I put salt on half and cinnamon sugar on the other half (my kids like them this way). I also made cheese dip to go with these:
2 tbsp butter
3 slices American cheese
4 tablespoons skim milk
pinch ground mustard
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon light cream cheese
I dump it all in a pan and heat over low to medium, stirring until it is completely melted.