I hate waking up Thursday morning thinking it’s Friday.  That’s got to be one of the worst realizations.  Although, lucky for me, I have tomorrow off thanks to Chinese New Year!  祝大家马年快乐!


Anyway, before I got that wonderful news yesterday afternoon, this week had just seemed to drag on and on and when that happens, I think we could all use the comforting warmth of something baked, warm and fresh from the oven.  Or the microwave, let’s not try to overdo it on a weeknight.


Growing up, I remembering eating warm soft pretzels on cold nights, and even though they weren’t homemade (they were the frozen kind you get in the grocery store), I still remember the joy of pulling apart that pretzel shape, studded with oversized bits of salt, and shoving those chewy bits into my mouth.


I remade a childhood classic a little while ago, and while I’m still enjoying those, sometimes you just need something soft, warm and gooey.  So here I am again, remaking my childhood memories in the kitchen.


This time around, we’re kicking the frozen soft pretzel up about five notches.  I made the dough using apple cider and cinnamon to give it an extra punch of warm flavors, then made an apple-cheddar filling to turn these pretzel knots into a seriously satisfying snack.  Or meal…I mean, there’s protein and fiber and all that good stuff, right?


Enjoy the weekend, dear reader, and make yourself some delicious pretzels, you deserve it!

One Year Ago: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Two Years Ago: Apple Cheddar Scones


Adapted from Baked by Rachel

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