Biscuit Pretzels

Did you know that those soft baked pretzels they sell at the mall are just a tube of pre-made biscuit dough and an air fryer away? I found this quick little hack when creating my White Cheddar Pretzel Ring recipe. I’ve made these classic pretzels with a sprinkle of coarsely ground sea salt on top. But you can also brush the finished pretzels in melted butter and roll them in a mixture of half sugar, half cinnamon for a sweeter treat. And if you don’t care too much about them being pretzels and more want the pretzel-shaped biscuits, skip the boiling process all together and go directly to the Air Fryer.

Ingredients
1 tube jumbo biscuit dough
4 cups water
2 tablespoons baking soda
4 teaspoons very coarse sea salt, for garnishing

HSN Air Fryer (item #613965) OR DoveWare Casserole Dish
4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes with the Air Fryer OR 40 minutes with the Casserole Dish

Directions
Air Fryer Version::
1. In a medium-sized pot, bring the 4 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the baking soda then reduce heat to a simmer.
2. While the water is heating, open the tube of biscuit dough.
3. Take two of the biscuits and combine them into one dough ball.
4. Roll the dough ball between your hands and on the counter or cutting board to form a long rope, like you would with PlayDough. You want the rope to be about 18 inches long.
5. Form the rope of dough into a classic pretzel shape or any other shape that you want. Set aside.
6. Repeat steps 3-4 until all of the dough is gone. You should have 4 pretzels.
7. One by one, gently place the pretzels into the simmering baking soda water. Cook for 30 seconds on one side, then use a silicone or wooden slotted spoon to carefully flip the pretzel over. Cook another 30 seconds then remove to a plate or cutting board. Repeat until all of the pretzels have been boiled.
8. Place the pretzels in the air fryer. Sprinkle each with a teaspoon of the salt. Close the lid.
9. Plug in the air fryer. Turn the dial to HIGH and set the timer to 23 minutes.
10. After they have cooked for about 20 minutes, look through the clear-view glass lid to see if they are cooking evenly. If some of the edges are less golden brown than ones towards the center, open the lid and carefully use silicone tipped tongs (that will not scratch the cooking pan) to rotate the pretzels so that the paler edges are now in the center.
11. Close the lid and cook the remainder of the time.
12. When the timer sounds, open the lid and use the same heat-safe tongs to remove the pretzels. Let cool briefly then enjoy!

DoveWare Version::
1. In a medium-sized pot, bring the 4 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the baking soda then reduce heat to a simmer. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. While the water is heating, open the tube of biscuit dough.
3. Take one of the biscuits and roll the dough between your hands and on the counter or cutting board to form a long rope, like you would with PlayDough. You want the rope to be about 9 inches long.
4. Form the rope of dough into a classic pretzel shape or any other shape that you want. Set aside.
5. Repeat steps 3-4 until all of the dough is gone. You should have 8 pretzels.
6. One by one, gently place the pretzels into the simmering baking soda water. Cook for 30 seconds on one side, then use a silicone or wooden slotted spoon to carefully flip the pretzel over. Cook another 30 seconds then remove to a plate or cutting board. Repeat until all of the pretzels have been boiled.
7. Place the pretzels in the casserole dish, 4 across and 2 down.
8. Put the casserole dish in the oven. Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown.
9. Remove from the oven with oven mitts and let cool fully. Remove from the dish and serve!

2 thoughts

    1. Hi Linda! As the directions say, you sprinkle the pretzels with salt after boiling but before baking in the multicooker.

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