Monday, July 13, 2009

Soft Pretzels

Deric and Jessica saw these pretzels made on TV and decided to make them the day we left CA. They were super yummy. Deric then made a bunch of them to share on the 4th of July.
22oz Flour
2oz Melted Butter
1Tbs Sugar
2tsp Kosher Salt
1pkt or 2 1/2tsp Yeast
1 1/2cups Water @ 117 Degrees
Boil mixture:
10cups Water
2/3cups Baking soda
Egg Wash:
1 Egg Yolk
1Tbs Water

Melt Butter and heat 1 1/2cups water in microwave. Meanwhile measure flour into mixing bowl. Mix sugar, salt and yeast into warmed water. Add water mixture and melted butter into flour. Mix on low until a ball is formed. Mix 5min more on med. until smooth & elastic. Spray mixing bowl with non-stick spray cover with towel and let rise until doubles (approx 1hr). Weigh out 12 pretzel portions (3oz). Press out portions into rectangle, roll it up then with lightly misted hands roll them out and form into desired shape. Place on parchment lined and nonstick sprayed cookie sheets. Cover with towel spray over pretzel to keep form drying out.

In large frying pan bring to boil 10cups water and 2/3cups baking soda. Boil each pretzel for 30 seconds in water/soda mix (this will deactivate the yeast). Return to parchment. Mix 1 egg yolk and 1Tbs water to make wash. Brush each pretzel lightly with egg wash. Sprinkle with kosher salt.

Bake for 14min @450 Turn Cookie sheets 1/2 way through baking.


Elizabeth said...

These sound so yummy. We love to make hot pretzels. Our recipe is quite similar. Thanks for sharing.

The Stark Bunch said...

Mmmmm.. I haven't made pretzels in a long time... this is a great summer idea for the kids. YAY!