Pennsylvania Dutch Soft Pretzels

13
Jeanne Ballough

By
@banshee57

These pretzels are great they taste just like the ones I had from a Dutch family in Chambersburg, PA. They are easy to make and really good.

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Don't let the pretzel making process intimidate you. It's easy and they turn out delicious. They are a soft baked pretzel and while the shape may not be perfect, but they're fun to make. The pretzels bake until slightly crisp on the outside while staying soft and chewy on the inside. Serve with a little German mustard or nacho cheese for a yummy game day snack.

Note: If you can't find pretzel salt, substitute sea salt. Also, if you find that there isn't enough soda solution in your baking dish just double the recipe (we used an 8x8 baking dish and found we needed to). The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
16
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 4 c
    bread flour or artisan flour
  • 1/2 c
    additional bread flour
  • SODA SOLUTION

  • 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 2 tsp
    soda
  • ·
    pretzel salt

How to Make Pennsylvania Dutch Soft Pretzels

Step-by-Step

  1. Dissolve yeast in water.
  2. Add salt and flour to a bowl. Add dissolved yeast. Mix together.
  3. Add some flour to the counter. Knead dough until smooth.
  4. Cover with a cloth and let rise 15 minutes.
  5. Divide dough into 16 portions.
  6. Roll each piece into narrow rolls.
  7. Shape pretzel dough.
  8. Dip each piece in soda solution.
  9. Sprinkle with salt.
  10. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Start to watch the pretzels at 15 minutes to prevent burning.

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About Pennsylvania Dutch Soft Pretzels

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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