Soft Pretzels

chris elizondo

By
@Chelipepper

Oh the variaties of ways to enjoy hot soft pretzels ..salted and dipped in honey mustard - sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and dipped in confectioner's sugar glaze- mixed with mozzarella and dipped in marinara- mixed w green chiles and cream cheese and dipped in salsa - u get the idea. :P Thanks to Sally's Baking Addiction for sharing :)


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
lukewarm water
1 pkg
active yeast
1 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
sugar
3 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 c
whole wheat flour
1 large
egg
course salt for sprinkling

Directions Step-By-Step

1
While preheating oven to 425F degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lay down a silicone baking mat.
2
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water, stirring for about a minute. Add the salt and sugar and stir til combined. Slowly add flour, 1 cup at a time. Mix with a wooden spoon until dough is thick,continuing to add more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Poke the dough with your finger - if it bounces back, it is ready to knead.
3
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes and shape into a ball. With a sharp knife, cut the ball of dough into 1/2 cup sections.
4
Roll the dough into a rope with an even diameter. Once you have your long rope (about 24 inches) take the rope and twist it into a pretzel shape.
5
In a small bowl, beat the egg and pour into a pie dish. Dunk the shaped pretzel into the egg wash (both sides). Place on the baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.
6
Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Turn the oven to broil and bake for 5 more minutes to brown the tops. Watch closely to avoid burning.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads, Other Snacks
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #pretzels, #Fair