This weekend we were invited to a BBQ to celebrate Memorial Day and because I simply adore appetizers, I offered to bring something to share. I love pretzels and thought it would be fun to create a pretzel and dip platter. Today I am sharing how to turn a roll of Pillsbury French Bread Loaf into yummy little pretzel bites!
- Roll of Pillsbury French Bread Loaf (roll of Pizza Crust is fine too)
- Sea salt
- ¼ cup Baking Soda
- 1 egg
- Fill a large sauce pan up about ¾ with water and add baking soda and set on medium/high to boil. While water is heating up cut your French Bread Loaf into small bite sized pieces. Once water has come to a boil place about 6 pieces on a slotted spoon and drop in water. Let soak for at least 30 seconds. You will notice the bread pieces will start to puff up. Use your slotted spoon to remove and place on a plate and set aside. Repeat until all bread pieces have been soaked in the water and baking soda mixture.
- In a small bowl beat egg with about 1 tablespoon of water. Brush bread pieces with egg and sprinkle with sea salt.
- Place bread on a well greased cookie sheet, add more salt if desired, and bake at 350 for about 14 minutes or until golden brown.
- One roll along with some dip is enough for about 4-6 people depending on what else you are serving. These bites don't last long in my house so if you have snackers I would make two rolls of French Bread.
I made two batches of these bites…the first one (pictured) I used Pillsbury Pizza Crust and the second I used Pillsbury French Bread Loaf. I preferred the French Bread Loaf. I also tossed the egg and bread pieces in a bowl but I noticed the pieces flattened out a bit. Brushing them helped keep their puffy shape.
Later this week I will be sharing my easy dip recipes as well. I hope you enjoyed my Pretzel Bites using Pillsbury French Bread Loaf recipe!