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Golden Soft Pretzels

Golden Soft Pretzels

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 55 m
fenchurch1

fenchurch1

What makes a pretzel a pretzel is the step of boiling them in baking soda water. If you dip them in baking soda water but don't boil them in it, or if you use egg yolk to brush them, they are not going to turn out like pretzels.

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  • Calories:
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 2371 mg
  • 95%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in 2 cups warm water in a large bowl; let stand until bubbling, about 10 minutes. Beat butter, egg, and 1 teaspoon salt into yeast mixture until smooth. Mix in 2 cups flour to make a wet dough. Stir remaining flour into dough, 1 cup at a time, to make a stiff dough. Form dough into a ball.
  2. Grease a large bowl and turn dough around in greased bowl to coat. Cover lightly with a kitchen towel, place in a warm area, and let dough rise until doubled, at least 1 hour. Punch dough down.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.
  4. Divide dough in half; cut each half into 8 pieces. Roll pieces out on a floured surface into ropes about 1/2-inch thick. Shape each rope into a pretzel.
  5. Bring 5 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan and dissolve baking soda in the boiling water. Boil pretzels, a few at a time, in the baking soda water for 10 minutes. Arrange pretzels on prepared baking sheets and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until pretzels are shiny and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
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Reviews

jnjritchey
2

jnjritchey

12/29/2013

Battery acid flavored and gummy. Dough recipe is good but the process is wrong. Cut the baking soda and reduce the boil time

Emily Weaver
1

Emily Weaver

12/27/2013

Waaaaay too much baking soda. I wasted time and money on this recipe.

name.com
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name.com

12/2/2012

I tried this recipe and it tasted nasty with the baking soda bath to the point where it was not edible. The second try without the baking soda bath tasted much better. The cook time was also a bit off.

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