Traditional Soft Pretzels

Teresa Bryant

By
@4N6girl

Last Christmas I was given a pretzel machine, similar to a George Forman grill but the plates are designed for pretzels. The book had this recipe in it and boy does it make great pretzels. If you are a fan of Auntie Ann's Pretzels then this is the recipe for you.


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Serves:

10+

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
water
1 1/4 tsp
active dry yeast (1 pkg)
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
bread flour
3 c
flour
2 c
water
2 Tbsp
baking soda
sea salt
2-4 Tbsp
butter (melted)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sprinkle yeast on lukewarm water in mixing bowl; stir to dissolve.
2
Add sugar, salt and stir to dissolve; add flour and knead dough until smooth and elastic.
3
Let rise at least 1/2 hour.
4
While dough is rising, prepare a baking soda water bath with 2 cups warm water and 2 tbsp. baking soda. Stir often.
5
After dough has risen, roll out dough and shape into pretzel shapes.
6
Dip pretzels into baking soda solution and place onto preheated cooking plates (or a cookie sheet for the oven)
7
Place in oven (or pretzel maker) for 5-7 minutes on about 400 degrees (less if you like softer). Remove each pretzel and brush with melted butter.
8
After you brush with butter try sprinkling with sea salt.
To make sweet pretzels, melt a stick of butter in a shallow bowl (big enough to fit the entire pretzel) and in another shallow bowl make a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Then dip the pretzel into the butter, coating both sides generously. Then dip again into the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American