SOFT HOMEMADE PRETZELS

SOFT HOMEMADE PRETZELS
SOFT HOMEMADE PRETZELS

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    cups (368 grams) warm water

  • 1

    package (7 grams) dry yeast

  • 1/2

    teaspoon (4 grams) sugar

  • 4 1/2

    cups (540 grams) flour

  • 1

    teaspoon (5.6 grams) salt

  • 1

    egg beaten

  • Coarse salt

Directions

In a large bowl add the warm water, sprinkle the yeast and sugar over the water, stir until dissolved, let sit for 3-5 minutes. Add flour and salt and stir to combine. Empty flour mixture onto a flat surface and knead until smooth and elastic (if really sticky add a little extra flour, although I didn't need to) for approximately 10 minutes. In a lightly greased large bowl add the dough and turn to grease all over. Cover with a large towel (I used a folded up tablecloth) and let rise 1-2 hours or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down and knead a couple of times. Divide into 15-16 portions and form into pretzels, buns, sticks whatever you like. Pre-heat oven to 450° (230° celsius) In a large pot add 12 cups water, bring to a boil and then add ½ cup baking soda (use a big enough pot because once you add the baking soda it will bubble up, so be aware). Add the pretzels one at a time for 30 seconds, remove with a slotted spoon and place on a lightly greased parchment paper lined cookie sheet, place approximately 2 inches apart. Brush each pretzel with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheets and let cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!

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