These little tasty bites are divine!  We love to dip them in cheese sauce, ranch dressing or just eat them plain! 

They are a great snack or appetizer!

1-1/3 cup warm water
2 TB margarine
1-1/2 TB white sugar
3/4 tsp salt
4 cups All-purpose flour
2-1/2 tsp active dry yeast
4 cups water
1-1/2 TB baking soda
2 TB kosher salt

In a large bowl dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water.  Proof for 5 min.

Mix in margarine, flour and salt.  Cut dough into short strips and roll into ropes.  Cut them into 1 - 1-1/2 inch segments.  Cover and let rise on a greased baking sheet for about 45 min.

Using a non-aluminum pan, bring water and baking soda almost to a full boil.  Gently lower pretzel bites into water for about 1 min. turning once.  Do not let the water come to a full boil.  Remove pretzel bites and return them to the baking sheet.  Sprinkle with the kosher salt and bake them at 475* for about 12 min. or until golden brown

I've tried to vary this recipe a bit also...instead of using salt sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar!!

This is a new type of bread I started making last fall, per a customer request.  It turned out to be one of my best Holiday sellers! 
This particular Stritzel is cocoa and poppyseed.

Cocoa and poppyseeds?  Together?  In a bread??

Weird combination it sounds like, but actually it is divine! 

The dough is a sweet dough, and you make a filling of poppyseeds, cocoa, sour cream and several other ingredients.  You roll out the dough, then spread the very thick filling evenly over the dough.  Roll it up like cinnamon rolls, put i

From what I have read there are a number of different fillings you can use to make up your stritzel.  I tried another one with weekend.  It's still in the naming process...

My kids call it "Apple Pie Bread"

It needs some tweaking's not quite the consistency that I like.

Do you have a "stritzel" recipe I should try?  Let me know!  I'm always up for a challenge and a new bread to add to my list!

Caramel Rolls...nuff said!


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