Homemade Pretzels 7


PretzelsI love pretzels!  I am too frugal to buy them in the frozen food section, and only occasionally to I get one from Pretzelmaker, so when I came across this, I was excited to try it!

It really isn’t much different that making breadsticks, the only change is the cooking process.  You must boil, then bake!

Here are the ingredients:

3 cups flour

1 cup + 6 Tbsp. warm water

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. yeast

1 Tbsp. oil

I put mine in the bread-maker and allowed it to do the work.

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You could mix it in your machine until combined and smooth.  Allow to raise for 1 – 1 1/2 hours, or until double.

Divide into twelve pieces, and roll out into long snake.  Then make into pretzel shape.  Be creative – there is no right and wrong – you are the one eating them!!  Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

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Boil 8 cups water with 4 Tbsp. baking soda.  I know, it sounds weird, but it really helps give the pretzel that pretzel taste!  Put pretzels in boiling water and boil 30 seconds on each side, turning with a slotted spoon.

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Take out and put on prepared baking sheet.  I did an egg wash on mine (one egg with a tbsp. water) and then brushed on top. Sprinkle with kosher salt, if you are doing savory pretzels.  If you like cinnamon/sugar pretzels, leave off the salt.

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Put in oven and bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown.  You really do want it to be brown, as you don’t want a “soggy” middle.

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Yummy!

I did my pretzels two ways.  One has kosher salt and I served with a jalapeno dip.  The others I dipped in butter and cinnamon/sugar and served with honey cinnamon butter.

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See this site for another pretzel recipe.  I tried the dough on that site, but it didn’t turn out as well.  It does have the recipe for jalapeno dip (I would use green chilies next time).

I really enjoyed these! They tasted delicious and even my non-bread loving husband gobbled them up.

Happy pretzel-ing!

Linked at Tasty Tuesday

 

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7 thoughts on “Homemade Pretzels

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Oh!! I am jealous! But, these are truly delicious. The only problem is that you have to make them. It is always nice when someone else makes you something scrumptious! 🙂

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    Joyce

    I love pretzels – and making them with the grandkids is extra fun! The first time I tried my recipe I was shocked that they didn’t fall apart after I eased them into the boiling water. And, as you pointed out, there are different recipes and not all of them work!