Our last trip to Disneyland was so much fun and tasty!! Yes, I said tasty! I don't know what was going on with me, but our latest trip to Disneyland had me drooling for tasty treats! Everywhere we went, my mind was set on finding good food to eat.
I was so hungry when we got there, so we stopped over on the Refreshment Corner on Main Street. They offered the best stuffed pretzel I have ever encountered! They offered a variety of fillings, but I have a soft spot for anything cream cheese filled so I opted for that one. Boy, it was the best decision ever! Soft, creamy, not too sweet with a hint of cinnamon. Yummmmm!
It was so good I had to have another one right before we left! Now, 4 days later, I'm having major cravings. Of course, there's no way to go and get it without spending way too much money. So, I decided to try and make it myself by combining a couple of recipes that I already had.
I've had a Buttery Soft Pretzels recipe submitted by Christa Rose on All-Recipes.com that I've tried before. Then I found a Creamy Strawberry Crepes recipe by Meliss also on All-Recipes.com that had a cream cheese filling.
So, here's what I did.
For the Pretzel dough:
4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees Fahrenheit)
In your mixing bowl:
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
For the filling:
8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
I am so glad that I tried making it myself! Now I can have these any time I want and is much cheaper!!! Although, my waistline probably is not going to be too happy if I don't use some self control. LOL But I think I will die happy! He he he.
Please let me know how you like it! I would love to hear from you!
Some variations you might want to try:
Add fresh fruits into the cream filling or on the side.
Making a chocolate filling, caramel or Bavarian Creme.
Using jam or jelly for the filling.
For a savory pretzel:
Use cheese filling with bacon bits.