Saturday, February 5, 2011

Homemade PRETZELS!!

 
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So I have been wanting to make these for a while and finally decided that it is time to do so!!! =) They were so good and so easy to make!!
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Prep Time:
2 Hrs

Cook Time:
10 Min

Ready In:
2 Hrs 20 Min

Original Recipe Yield 1 dozen
Ingredients
  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt, for topping
Directions
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
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2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture.
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Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two tablespoons of water. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes.
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TIP: I used my kitchen aid which came with a kneading tool. Do not put the kitchen aid any higher then level 2!

Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Watch grow!!

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3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water. Place flour on counter…
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4. When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape. Once all of the dough is all shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution and place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
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5. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, until browned.
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Another way to do them ..which is my favorite is to make them into nuggets with some cheese sauce on the side! yum~

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You can make these into regular pretzels, rods, swirls or bite size!
Enjoy!!!
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1 comment:

Ruth Boyes said...

These look like tasty fun! You can make them for me anytime!!!!