This was the first time for us to make our own pretzels and I found this recipe on allrecipes.comand it was really easy to follow. They turned out very tasty too. Turns out none of us knew how to twist a pretzel so Troy had to look up a tutorial on how to do that.
You can go HEREto learn how to twist a pretzel properly. It's amazing how you can be taught how to do almost anything from the internet!
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/8 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup bread flour
2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons coarse kosher salt
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast,
brown sugar and salt in 1 1/2 cups warm water.
Stir in flour.
Knead dough on a floured surface
until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface.
I just used Pam to spray the bowl.
Cover, and let rise for one hour.
Combine 2 cups warm water and
baking soda in an 8 inch square pan.
After dough has risen...
cut into 12 pieces.
Roll each piece into a 3 foot rope, pencil thin or thinner.
Twist into a pretzel shape. This was me messing around
with the dough before we looked up the tutorial.
Dip into the baking soda solution.
Place on parchment covered cookie sheets,
and let rise 15 to 20 minutes.
Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for
8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with coarse salt,
garlic salt or cinnamon sugar. We used cinnamon sugar this time.