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Soft Homemade Pretzels

Soft Homemade Pretzels

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 158 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 676 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Stir yeast into 1 cup warm water in a large bowl; beat in flour, sugar, shortening, and salt to make a dough. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  2. Place dough into a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down dough and divide into 12 equal-size pieces. Roll each piece into a rope 18 to 20 inches long.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  4. Shape each rope of dough into a pretzel on the prepared baking sheet; let pretzels rest for 5 minutes. Beat egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl and brush yolk mixture over each pretzel; sprinkle each with coarse salt.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until pretzels are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
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Reviews

BobMidd
34
2/17/2013

I have perfected this recipe already. My recipe changes are as follows. I do not use shortening at all. Another tip to better pretzels is heat a pot of boiling water. I use an upside down cookie sheet with paper and after the dough raises I put the Pretzels in a bath of boiling water and baking soda for about 10 to 30 seconds. Then I put them on the parchment paper and brush them with egg whites and salt them and bake at a higher temperature of 425 to really get a crunchy and chewy pretzel.

Deb C
19
2/9/2013

Two things: 1. For me, the amount of flour is excessive, so I would only add a little as I go otherwise I believe you will end up with a very stiff, unworkable dough. 2. The baking time was much more than listed on the recipe, so adjust the time according to your oven as every oven is different. But, having said that, how could you not enjoy homemade pretzels?

Marge McCleary
14
6/25/2013

Loved these pretzels!! Much easier to make than I expected. Only thing I changed was I didn't use shortening. Highly recommend