yummerliscious soft pretzels

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By Lori Rowley-Sipple
from Anchorage, AK

I found this gem on Allrecipes.com. I have slightly altered it, but I still give kudos to Tim the original creator!

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serves 6

Ingredients For yummerliscious soft pretzels

  • 3 c
    four, divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp
    sugar (i use the organic)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 c
    warm water (110-120)
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 3 c
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • garlic powder
  • cinnamon and sugar
  • coarse sea salt
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How To Make yummerliscious soft pretzels

  • 1
    In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup of flour, yeast, sugar, 2 tablespoons of butter, and 1 1/3 cup water. Let this mixture stand until bubble begin to form, about 15 minutes.
  • 2
    Stir in the salt and gradually stir in the remaining flour until dough can be picked up and kneaded on the counter. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes, adding more flour if needed.
  • 3
    Divide the dough into 6 pieces and let them rest for a few minutes.
  • 4
    Roll out one piece at a time into a rope about 15 inches long. Loop and twist into that cool pretzel shape. Set on a baking sheet while you roll out the remaining portions.
  • 5
    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • 6
    Bring the remaining 3 cups of water to a boil (remove from heat)and add the baking soda. Dip pretzels into the water bath for about 45 seconds, flipping over about halfway through. Place the soaked pretzels on a greased baking sheet.
  • 7
    Brush them with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt. OR!! you could add the garlic powder, or cinnamon/sugar to the butter and brush them with that...can you say YUM!?!
  • 8
    Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

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