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Help! Soft pretzel question.

MsBees Mar 26, 2011 09:03 AM

I made some soft pretzels last week. Cooked them in a water bath and baked them for 5 minutes less than suggested so that I could freeze them for later use when the boys had friends over. LOL...but I never figured out how to re-heat the frozen partially baked pretzels. Any suggestions? I have two hungry teenagers here :)

Thanks In advance.

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  1. mattstolz Mar 26, 2011 09:18 AM

    i havent tried it before, but i just made some too and the recipe i used suggested just letting them unthaw and reheating in a damp towel in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

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      MsBees Mar 26, 2011 09:33 AM

      Thanks mattstolz. Do you have any suggestions if the kids want them quick? Should I defrost them in the micro then throw them in the oven. Or just finish the cooking in the micro?

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        MsBees Mar 26, 2011 10:30 AM

        I cooked them in a pre-heated oven for 4-5 minutes and they were perfect. I also think about 30 seconds in the microwave might also work for the kids to do themselves.

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          bg79 Mar 28, 2011 05:18 PM

          I don't think you need to go so far as to do it 5 mins less, maybe just 2-3 mins less. I also just pop them in the toaster oven to reheat them and they come out basically as good as when they originally came out of the oven.

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            jessinEC Mar 28, 2011 11:05 PM

            I'd love to see the recipe you used for the pretzels -- is it available online?

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              MsBees Mar 29, 2011 03:32 AM

              Hi jessinEC. I have lot's of recipes but my son was intrigued by the Rachel Ray pepperoni pretzel. It was easy and all the teenagers through my house like it. It's a keeper.

              1. re: jessinEC
                bg79 Mar 29, 2011 07:17 AM

                I wanted to duplicate the kind you buy in the mall that are warm and buttery. I had a difficult time trying to find ones that were more like that instead of like a superpretzel.


                That is what I used and they came out great. I had to add a few minutes in the oven but the results are great and it's very easy..... and cheap. I can make 20 pretzels for the cost of one.

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