Oktoberfest is coming up, people all over are pulling on their lederhosen and anticipating the traditional German fare featured during the annual festival. The schnitzel and the wurstl — all so good — but most of all, it’s the pretzels that have our mouths watering.
Now, these aren’t the small, crispy pretzels you can buy at the grocery store. We’re talking about the soft, fluffy pretzels that have become Oktoberfest staples.
Here are 5 pretzel recipes that will get your taste buds ready for Oktoberfest!
Buttery Soft Pretzels
Think of all the characteristics of soft pretzels that make your mouth water: salty, buttery, fluffy, chewy, goldeny. Now imagine a pretzel that mixes every one of those characteristics together in the most savory combination ever.
That’s exactly what these Buttery Soft Pretzels are! — the best of all the things you love about soft pretzels.
German Soft Pretzels Sticks
This recipe for German Soft Pretzel Sticks will satisfy your craving for pretzels as well as give you a bit of a flavor surprise with its inclusion of brown sugar. Not only will there be a slightly sweeter taste in every bite, but you’ll get a soft pretzel stick that’s a little bit denser than your typical pretzel.
Sweet, savory, salty — all in one pretzel!
Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels
This recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels takes the traditional salty topping and swaps it out for cinnamon and sugar. You get the same fluffy pretzel with an added side of sugary sweetness.
The Best Homemade Pretzel Bread
If you love pretzels so much that you’d like to use them to make a sandwich, then this recipe for the Best Homemade Pretzel Bread is exactly what you’ve been looking for! It takes all the pretzel goodness and puts it into loaf form so that you can slice it up and make it into a sandwich.
Homemade Hard Pretzels
Don’t forget about the hard, crispy pretzels! Here is a recipe for easy-to-make Hard Pretzels that are the perfect bite-sized snacks.
With any one of these recipes, you can celebrate Oktoberfest the right way with pretzels you can make from scratch all in your own kitchen!
Another great way to celebrate Oktoberfest is at your local Cheddar’s! Sure, we may not have any pretzels on the menu, but we have plenty of cold beers on tap! Come pay us a visit!