Monday, April 29, 2013

Homemade Pretzels

I love the soft, chewy texture
of these homemade pretzels.
When I was making these, I found
myself wanting to rush the process.
DO NOT do that!
(Your pretzels will be tough if you
do not allow them to rise after
you dip them in the soda water)
This basic dough can
be very versatile. Make it savory by
adding in your favorite herb.
Or sweet with adding cinnamon.
Homemade Pretzels
3 Envelope's of  Active Dry Yeast~ I use Red Star
2 1/2 C. Warm Water
1 TBSP. Sugar
6 1/2 C. All Purpose Flour
Soda Water Bath
4 C. Warm Water
4 TBSP. Baking Soda
Begin by combining the yeast, water and sugar
in a glass bowl. Let bloom for 10 minutes.
Then pour yeast mixture into your
large mixing bowl, adding the flour.
*If you are making them savory or sweet, you will
 add in your additional ingredients at this time.
Blend with a dough hook attachment
until dough is smooth. Lightly rub oil
over the dough, cover and let the
dough rest and rise for 30 minutes.
Mix together the soda and water, stir
to help dissolve the baking soda.
Set aside for now.
Preheat oven to 350
Divide and shape the dough into
desired size and shape you want.
Take each pretzel and quickly
"dip" into the soda water bath.
Tap lightly to get any excess water
off the dough before placing the
pretzel onto a lightly sprayed
parchment lined baking sheet.
Now this is where you need to allow
the dough to rise. DO NOT RUSH!!!
Another 30-45 minutes is what it
took for mine to rise perfectly.
You can also brush each pretzel with
a light egg wash if desired before
you bake them. Bake for 15-18 Minutes.
When the pretzels are warm to the touch
you will "dip" or brush them with melted
butter, then add toppings such as
salt, poppy seeds, cinnamon/sugar.....

1 comment:

Pam said...

Great recipe! I can't wait to try it now that I've seen your recipe. I'm new here and ike your blog too!

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