Sunday, May 22, 2011
Homemade Soft Pretzels.....best ever!
3/4 cup hot water (110 degrees)
1-1/2 teaspoons yeast (I used 1 packet)
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix the above together..till all dissolved.
2 Cups flour
KNEAD on floured surface for 8 minutes...
Form into ball....place in bowl...put some oil on top of dough...olive or vegetable...your preference...and roll ball of dough around to cover with oil....then cover bowl and allow to rise and rest for 1 hour.
Remove dough from bowl and cut into 6 sections. Roll each section into a very long strip of dough.....rolling it out with your fingers like you are using it as a rolling pin....about 20 inches long....then tie into pretzel shape...place on greased cookie sheet....allow to rest for 15 minutes.
Heat oven to 400 degrees during this 15 minute rest time.
Get a bowl of hot water (110 degrees) and 2 Tablespoons baking soda....mix together.
Place each pretzel from the cookie sheet after its 15 minutes of rest into the baking soda water solution and soak each pretzel for 30 seconds....place back onto cookie sheet.
Melt about 2 to 4 Tablespoons of butter....brush tops of pretzels with butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake till golden brown...does not take long.
WOW they are yummy!