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DSF's Pretzel Bread

DSF's Pretzel Bread

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DrSeussFreak

So, I have been on a search for the perfect pretzel recipe for a long time, as I LOVE pretzels. I found a recipe online, and did a complete overhaul to have the pretzel taste I love so much. The great thing about this recipe is that if you want pretzels in the traditional form or loaves, they both taste amazing.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 3719 mg
  • 149%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Stir dark brown sugar, 1 tablespoon honey, and yeast into warm water in a large bowl, dissolving sugar and yeast. Let stand until a foamy layer forms on the water, about 10 minutes. Stir 3 tablespoons melted butter, half-and-half, and salt into yeast mixture.
  2. Beat 1 cup flour to wet ingredients, forming a wet, sloppy dough. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and gradually knead remaining 1 cup flour into dough until dough is only slightly sticky, about 10 more minutes. Add more flour if dough is too wet. Form dough into a ball.
  3. Grease a large bowl with 1 teaspoon butter; place dough ball into bowl and turn to lightly coat with butter. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm area until doubled, 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  5. Stir baking soda and 3 tablespoons honey (if you like a sweeter crust) into a large pot of water and bring to a full rolling boil. Punch down dough and divide in half. Form each half into a small loaf. Carefully drop a loaf into the boiling water and cook for 30 seconds on each side. Dough should float. Remove loaf gently and let excess water drip off; place loaf on prepared baking sheet. Boil the second loaf, following same steps, and place onto baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle each loaf lightly with salt. Use a sharp knife to cut an X shape into the top of each loaf.
  7. Bake on a center rack in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and continue baking until crust is shiny and browned and loaves are done in the middle, 10 more minutes. For a softer crust, brush tops of loaves with melted butter.
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DrErdrich
1
10/11/2013

Love this one! I made 6 buns out of it and used them for sandwiches.

DrSeussFreak
0
6/14/2013

Hits the spot every time!