With an entire ball of pizza dough sitting in my fridge, I thought to myself, "Why don't I make something besides pizza?" Well, on this particularly rainy day, I opted to be a bit more adventurous with pizza dough than I normally would be. And pretzels it was!
I remember in kindergarten we made pretzels out of pizza dough, and given the fact that I have grown a little bit in my culinary skills since then, I thought "why not?"
Now here is where I was indecisive: salted vs. cinnamon sugar?
I couldn't make up my mind, so I opted to make a few of both!
(I've decided until I nail the cinnamon sugar recipe that I'll stick to making these delectable salt ones!)
- Pizza Dough (thawed)
- 1 egg
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Sugar (optional)
First, go ahead and cover your working space with flour. Just like you would when you're rolling out a pizza.
Roll out your pizza so that it covers the cookie sheet completely (especially if you're using a standard cookie sheet). You'll want your dough to be at least 15 inches long.
Using a pizza cutter, divvey up your dough into 1 inch wide pieces.
I opted for a humbled version of the traditional, homemade pretzel. I have seen some crazy pretzels shapes before (including but not limited to treble clefs and stars), but it's totally up to you!
Place your pretzels into the oven for 15-20 minutes, checking on them to see if they fit your desired level of golden brown-ness.