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Mar 26, 2011 09:03 AM

Help! Soft pretzel question.

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. 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.

    1. 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?

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

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

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            1. re: jessinEC

              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

                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.