Soft Pretzels Recipe

I have to say I was a little scared of making pretzels. The whole thing about boiling it and baking it kinda concerned me but I decided to give it a try. Oh boy, was I wrong… Its super easy and soooooooooooo soft, ummmmmm

You really need to try this Soft Pretzels Recipe, I promise you wont regret it.

INGREDIENTS:

– 1 1/2 cup of warm water (110F)

– 1 package of dry yeast (7g) I used Rapid Rise

– 1 tablespoons of sugar

– 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt

– 4 1/2 cups of all purpose flour (you might need a little more)

– 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter melted

– coarse salt

– around 10 cups of water

– 2/3 cup of baking soda

– 1 egg yolk + 1 tablespoon of water

HOW TO MAKE IT:

On your KitchenAid Mixer bowl add water, yeast and sugar and let it rest for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes yeast Mixture should be foamy.

With the hook attachment on, start mixing the yeast mixture on slow speed on your KitchenAid Mixer and add salt, melted butter and start adding flour until all combined, then change to medium speed and let the dough hook do its job for about 5 minutes until dough is not sticking to the sides and bottom of the bowl.

Spray cooking  spray on a clean bowl and add the dough, cover it with a clean kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour. I let my dough rise in the sun and it turned out PERFECT.

After your dough has risen, on a big pot add water and baking soda on medium heat.

Lay 2 big pieces of wax paper on a clean and dry surface close to the boiling water, this will serve as a bed for your pretzels for before and after you boil them.

Also, you will need 2 cookie sheets covered with wax paper and brush vegetable oil over it, you will bake pretzels on it.

Spray cooking spray on a clean surface and pour the dough, divide it into 8 pieces. Start rolling each piece into a long snake and shape your pretzel, the easiest way is making an U shape then cross the tips on the bottom of the U, make sure you press the tips on the bottom of the U, otherwise they will come apart when boiling it.

Set it over the wax paper close to the boiling water, repeat the same thing with the 8 pieces of you dough.

Preheat your oven to 450F.

Now its time to boil the pretzels, don’t be scared, you will see how easy it is.

Once the water is boiling with the help of a big flat spatula boil 1 pretzel at a time always throwing a little water over the pretzel for about 30 seconds, bring pretzels back to the wax paper to let it soak a little of the water from it. Repeat the same thing with the remaining pretzels.

Lay 4 pretzels per cookie sheet, leaving some room between each and brush the egg wash over it. Sprinkle a little coarse salt over it and bake them for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Let them cool off on a wire rack and your pretzels are ready!

What you will need
 
Not sticking the sides of the bowl means its ready
 
Dough is nice and smooth
 
1 hour later
 
Look how much it has risen
 
Divide it into 8 pieces
 
Rolling each piece
 
And shaping it
 
Time to boil the pretzel
 
30 seconds later
 
Brushing egg wash
 
Sprinkle a little coarse salt
 
After 11 minutes my pretzels are ready!
 
Soft Pretzels Recipe

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  • March 3, 2012 at 2:59 am
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    I absolutely LOVE this recipe! However, the first batch I made, I used the oil and wax paper and the paper burned in my gas oven and the pretzels melted to the paper–thus ruined. Next time I’m using parchment paper!!! Just an FYI! But other than that THESE TASTE GREAT!!! Thanks 🙂

  • March 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm
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    Thanks so much for the Info, I have a Convection oven so I am guessing that is why I didnt have much trouble, although the paper got a little stuck on the bottom but I was able to pull it. Keep me posted if you find an easier way
    :-))))

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