Soft Pretzels


April McIver Recipe

By April McIver AspieApril


Rating:
Serves:
12
Comments:

I’ve always wanted to try making pretzels, but it seemed like something too difficult. Then someone sent me this recipe from Food Mayhem foodmayhem.com/...soft-pretzels.html

I don’t think mine turned out as pretty, but they were definitely good. Around $1 for all the ingredients used, so very affordable to make.

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
warm water, 110 - 120 degrees
1/2 c
sugar, divided use
4 tsp
yeast
1 c
whole wheat flour
3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1/4 c
baking soda
2 c
hot water
4 Tbsp
butter, melted
cinnamon sugar or salt to top

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine warm water, 1 tsp sugar and yeast in your mixing bowl. Let sit until foamy.
2
Add vegetable oil, 3 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar and both salts. Set mixer to knead for 5 minutes. Add remaining cup of flour while it’s kneading.
3
Put a lid on it or transfer to a covered, greased bowl to rise until doubled.
4
Preheat oven to 450 and grease a cookie sheet.
5
Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water.
6
Divide the dough into 12 pieces. Roll each into a rope, then shape into a pretzel or whatever shape you’d like.
7
When all pretzels are shaped, dip them into the baking soda water then place on the greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until browned.
8
Brush with melted butter when they come out of the oven and sprinkle with coarse salt or cinnamon sugar.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #pretzels


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3 Comments

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Tracy Alexander Vamp321
Jul 26, 2012
I didn't have any wheat flour in the house, so I just used all purpose instead. They came out great! Delicious :)
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Oct 30, 2011 - Christine Fernandez shared this recipe with discussion group: Kiss the Chef
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Emily Fields Johnson auntiem1964
Oct 29, 2011
I'm thinking this sounds like a great recipe to try some weekend when I don't know what I want to do in the kitchen!! Thanks.