Skip the food court pretzels and make your own at home in 30 minutes. You can roll them into any shape, top them with olive oil or butter and salt, and eat warm straight from the oven. Since it’s valentines day, and I love baking for themes (much more than I love valentines day), I made love knots, hearts, and twisty rings.
You can make them yourself, pile them into a basket and surprise a loved one, bake them with someone special, or do the prep work and let your kids roll the dough into shapes and eat their creations for a snack. Drizzle them with chocolate for a holiday touch!
You don’t *need* a kitchen thermometer, but if you have one, use it. You want the water to be between 100-110 degrees Farenheit, otherwise you risk killing the yeast. If you’re not using one, just make sure the water isn’t too hot. Your body is 98.6 degrees, so 107 degrees isn’t actually that hot. If you boiled the water, keep it in the pan and wait about 10 minutes before using it.