Thursday, December 15, 2011

Soft Pretzels

2 ¼ tsp yeast
1 ¼ cups warm water
Pinch of sugar
¼ cup packed brown sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup water
1 tbsp baking soda
Course salt (optional)
2 tbsp butter, melted (optional)

1.     In small bowl combine yeast & warm water w/a pinch of sugar
2.     Let stand for about 5 min while you prepare next step
3.     In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, 2 cups flour, and yeast mixture. (when its ready)
4.     Then stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough
5.     Turn dough onto a well floured surface and knead for about 3 min
6.     Cover and let rest for 20 min
7.     Cut dough into 12 pieces
8.     Roll each piece into a 12-15 inch rope and shape into a pretzel or cut into bites.
9.     In shallow bowl mix 1 tbsp baking soda w/1 cup water
10.                       Dip each finished pretzel in water quily, shaking off excess
11. Place on greased baking sheet. Sprinkle w/ salt if desired
12.Bake at 425 degrees for 6 min or till golden brown
13. Brush melted butter on top or serve w/ your favorite dip

1 comment:

  1. First I skip dinner. Then I find this. At ten o'clock, no less. Must. Make. Soon. :)