Soft Homemade Pretzels! #YesYouCan #Pretzels #SoftPretzels
I have made these twice now, I try to make delicious foods more than once. I make so many different things, so often. I decided to look up some pretzel recipes and I found one I love! Thanks, Alton Brown from Food Network. These are simple, soft, chewy and taste just like the ones you get out at a carnival or where ever you buy them.
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2 oz butter
1 1/2 c water
1 tbsp water
2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp yeast
22 oz ap flour
2/3 c baking soda
10 c water
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp water
Place all ingredients in the bowl and mix the dough until a ball of dough forms.
Mix on medium for 4 to 5 minutes.
All dough will be from the sides of the bowl and a mass that holds together should have formed.
Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with cling wrap. ( be sure to flip the dough in the greased dish to get oil on top of the dough, so when it rises it doesn’t stick to the cling wrap!)
Let sit for 1 hour. I boil a pan of water and put it with the dough in the oven, and turn on the oven light. Oven should be off during this time!
After an hour dough should have risen more than double, remove from oven and place on cutting board or whatever.
Remove pan of water and anything else you have in the oven and turn it on to 450 to preheat.
Cut dough into 12 – 18 pieces and roll out long strips of dough and shape like a pretzel, set aside and do them all.
Put water and baking soda in a good sized pot so you can boil the pretzels!
Once your water is boiling put the pretzels in as many as you can handle at a time.
Boil for about 30 – 45 seconds, remove and place on cooling rack.
Carefully remove them from rack and place them on your non stick baking sheet, I use a silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet.
Mix egg yolk and water then brush the pretzels with egg wash and salt as you like. I didn’t have any pretzel salt or any coarse salt.
Bake for 12 – 14 minutes until golden brown and beautiful!