Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tutorial: Homemade Soft Pretzels

Soft pretzels...such a treat. They are surprisingly easy to make and you most likely have all the ingredients on hand, especially if you are a bread baker!

Step 1: Dissolve 4 teaspoons of dry yeast into 1 1/4 C water and 1 tsp sugar. Let sit until creamy, about 10 minutes
Step 2: Combine 5 cups flour, 1 tbs oil, yeast water mixture, and 1/2 cup sugar.

Step 3: Using a kitchen mixer with a dough hook, knead for about 10 minutes. Add one or two tbsp. as needed.

Step 4: Let rise 1 hour in a greased bowl.

Step 5: Take chunks and roll into long ropes. About 12-18 inches long and about 1/2 inch wide.

Step 6: Shape rope into pretzel and set aside.

Step 7: Once all pretzels are shaped dip them into a solution of 1/2 c baking soda and 4 cups hot water.

Step 8: Put onto greased cookie sheet and dust top with salt. Kosher salt is authentic, regular salt is fine though.

Step 9: Cook in 450 degree oven until browned, about 8 minutes.


Ana on November 4, 2009 at 9:36 PM said...

:0 mouth-watering!... I love pretzels and hot chocolate ahhhhhhhhh...

WondrousStrange on November 19, 2009 at 10:54 AM said...

yum!!! love pretzels, but never tried to make at home...this is definitely doughable!!

Fe on November 19, 2009 at 12:24 PM said...

What a cute site!:-D The pretzel looks really yummy. Thanks for the tutorial.

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