Homemade Soft Pretzels

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Who doesn’t love soft pretzels with butter and salt that you can dip into your favorite sauce. These are a soft bread type pretzel, not real chewy, with a delicious taste.

Adapted from: Food Network

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Ingredients

 

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Warm the milk to 110 degrees

and place into a medium bowl.

 

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Pour in the yeast and let it sit

for 2 minutes to soften.

 

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Stir in the brown sugar and 1 cup

of flour with a wooden spoon.

 

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Add 2 Tbsp. of diced

softened butter and stir.

 

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Add the remaining 1¼ cups

of flour and fine salt.

 

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Stir to make a sticky dough.

 

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Turn the dough onto a

lightly floured surface.

 

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Knead, adding more flour as needed,

until smooth but still slightly tacky,

about 5 minutes.

 

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Shape into a ball.

 

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Lightly grease a bowl that

is larger than the dough.

 

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Place the dough into the bowl then turn it

over so the entire dough ball has the oil on it.

 

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Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a

warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

 

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Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Cover a

large baking sheet with parchment paper

or grease the baking sheet with butter.

 

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Punch the dough down to deflate it.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.

 

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Divide the dough into 6 pieces.

 

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Roll and stretch each piece into a

(approximately) 30″ rope on the counter.

 

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Shape each one into a pretzel shape.

 

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In a 8 quart saucepan, boil 10 cups of water

with the baking soda. Add one pretzel at

a time and boil for 30 seconds. Remove from

the water with a large flat spatula and place

on the parchment paper or greased pan.

 

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In a small bowl combine

the egg yolk and water.

 

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Brush the pretzels lightly with the egg

yolk mixture. My granddaughter

made hers a heart shape.

 

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Sprinkle with Kosher or pretzel salt.

 

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Bake until a dark golden color on top,

about 12 – 14 minutes.

 

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Melt 6 Tbsp. of butter and

brush on top of the pretzels.

 

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Serve immediately as is or with

your favorite dipping sauce.

 

Homemade Soft Pretzels

  • Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. light brown sugar, packed tightly
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp fine salt (regular table salt)
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3rds cup baking soda
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • Kosher salt or pretzel salt, to taste
  • 6 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  1. Warm the milk to 110 degrees and place into a medium bowl. Sprinkle the yeast over the top. Let it sit for 2 minutes to soften.
  2. Stir in the brown sugar and 1 cup of the flour using a wooden spoon. Add 2 Tbsp. of softened butter and stir.
  3. Add the remaining 1¼ cups of flour and the fine salt. Stir to make a sticky dough.
  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead, adding more flour as needed, until smooth but still slightly tacky (about 5 minutes) then shape into a ball.
  5. Lightly oil a bowl that is larger than the dough ball. Place the dough into the oiled bowl and turn over to get oil on the other side of the dough.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  7. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper or grease the baking sheet with butter.
  8. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  9. Punch the dough down to deflate it. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  10. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into an approximately 30″ rope. Shape each rope into a pretzel shape.
  11. In an 8 quart saucepan, bring the water and baking soda to a boil. Add one pretzel at a time and boil for 30 seconds. Using a flat spatula, remove the pretzel and place it on the parchment paper or buttered baking sheet.
  12. In a small bowl whisk the egg yolk and water together. Brush the egg mixture over all of the pretzels then sprinkle with the Kosher or pretzel salt.
  13. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes or until a dark golden color on top.
  14. Melt 6 Tbsp. of butter and gently brush the entire tops of the pretzels being careful not to knock off the salt.
  15. Serve immediately as is or with your favorite dipping sauce.

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71 Comments »

    • It is a little challenging but it’s fun to make. As long as you do the 110 degree temperature the rest doesn’t really matter. Even if they don’t look great They still taste good. Thank you!

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  1. These look great. But if you don’t stop sending out all these great recipes my oven is going to burn up! 😂🤣 But I’ll give these a try anyway. My wife loves pretzels. Used to get them hot from the guy on the street corner in New York.

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  2. I used to love the “Hot Sam” stand at the mall. One part of the mall was those Cinnabons, the other was Hot Sam pretzels and that was not even the food court. I’ve never had homemade pretzels before – wow!

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      • I like chewy pretzels too Diane. I’ve not had one in years, but that Hot Sam’s at the mall had a line every time you walked past. I haven’t been to the mall for a few years, but I think it was Pretzel Peddler there now – you dip them in sauces or cheese I think. Hot Sam was good with or without mustard. Simple and great.

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      • Yes the malls are the best. Our mall has Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. If you go to their store 5 minutes before closing they will fill a bag full of whatever they have left for $5.00. OK yes I have done that a couple of times…lol

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      • Oh, I would do that too Diane! 🙂 What a deal! I’ve not seen Auntie Anne’s here, but I don’t get to the mall too much. I like the big knotted pretzels. Some of the pretzel places just have pieces which you can dip. Not really the same. 🙂

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      • I just hopped onto their website Diane. The cinnamon ones look good and I saw the hot dog bites too. That’s a great idea. Too bad they are closed though – hope they pick up steam as soon as they open again.

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    • Oh you are absolutely right. It takes a lot of time to make these and then they disappear fast…lol. I am happy making these once a year and after making them you can see why they charge so much for them at the stores. Still, I think they are fun to make and I do it when I have an entire afternoon free.

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    • Hahaha That is the only bad thing about homemade pretzels, they need to be eaten right away. We had some leftover and they were much better the same day they were made….but of course we still devoured them…lol

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