Sunday Mornin' "Pretzelfest"

Bill Wentz

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@bwentz

DELICIOUS !!!!! I was inspired by one of Friday's featured recipes, Jess's Pretzel Nuggets....and decided to make my own Soft, Buttery,Twisted Rings of GOODNESS....WOW is all I can say at this moment there are not many left!!!!


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Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1 pkg
active dry yeast (dissolved in 1 1/2 cups warm water)
4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
sugar
2 tsp
baking soda (mixed with 1/4 cup water)
1 tsp
shortening (to spread on baking pan)
coarse sea salt to sprinkle over formed pretzels
1/4 stick
melted butter (to brush pretzel tops out of the oven)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
pre-heat oven to 425*, dissolve dry yeast packet in 1 1/2 cups of warm water, when fully dissolved add sugar salt and 4 cups of flour mix well until ball of dough is formed. Pour out onto a well floured surface and knead for several minutes until you have a nice workable texture.
2
break off pieces of the pretzel dough and roll them out by hand, form into shape of your choice. dip them in a baking soda bath of 1/4 cup warm water and 2 tsp baking soda. place pretzels on baking sheet that has been rubbed with shortening, and sprinkle with sea salt (if so desired)
3
Place baking sheet in 425* oven for 10-12 minutes keeping an eye on the pretzels the last 2 minutes. remove from oven brush tops with melted butter and watch them literally......disappear!!!!!
4
Oh, and by the way you can also make these tasty pretzel nuggets, same procedure just pinch off pieces of dough and form into nugget size pieces.

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