Papa Drexler's Bavarian Pretzels

Papa Drexler's Bavarian Pretzels

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Tim Drexler 3

"Fun to make, traditional pretzels are great with a nice mug of beer!"

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 304 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.2g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 2801 mg
  • 112%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup of flour, yeast, sugar, 2 tablespoons of butter, and 1 1/3 cup water. Let this mixture stand until bubble begin to form, about 15 minutes. Stir in the salt and gradually stir in the remaining flour until dough can be picked up and kneaded on the counter. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes, adding more flour if needed.
  2. Divide the dough into 6 pieces and let them rest for a few minutes. Roll out one piece at a time into a rope about 15 inches long. Loop and twist into that cool pretzel shape. Set on a baking sheet while you roll out the remaining portions.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Bring the remaining 3 cups of water to a boil and add the baking soda. Remove from the heat. Dip pretzels into the water bath for about 45 seconds, flipping over about halfway through. Place the soaked pretzels on a greased baking sheet. Brush them with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
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Out of the oven, the first bite gives a crisp crunch and wonderful pretzel flavor with the softest dough in the middle. Absolutely delightful! Once the boys heard the crunch, it was all hands on...

Awesome! You probably saved me from going to jail!!! Having grown up in Bavaria, I miss pretzels terribly and always play with the idea of trying to break the law and smuggle them back with me t...

This was a good basic recipe and made a delicious pretzel. The only complaints that i had with this recipe were one; the directions were somewhat lacking and two The dough is much better when y...