Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pretzel Recipe

I found this pretzel recipe on another blog, Along the Way and since I'm visiting 20 blogs this week, I was afraid I'd forget where I saw the recipe. I really want to try it so I'm posting it here to remind me :-) Thanks Cindy

Pretzels

What You’ll Need:

4 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 teaspoon white sugar

1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

5 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup white sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup baking soda

4 cups hot water

Optional: 1/4 cup kosher salt

Optional: melted butter and cinnamon and sugar

What You’ll Do:

1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two tablespoons of water. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water.

4. When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape. We made most of ours into pretzel sticks.
 
5. Once you have shaped all the dough, dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution and place on a greased baking sheet. Optional: Sprinkle with kosher salt.
 
6. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, until browned.


7. Optional: melt butter and dip pretzels in butter then in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.

2 comments:

Jacquelin said...

Yum! Thanks for posting, I want to try these.

Laura O said...

Great idea to post about what you want to remember! We've tried homemade pretzels in the past, but were spoiled living in NE MD where cheap pretzels were to be had. We just might have to try our hand at them again.

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