Pretzels Recipe

Looking for an easy Pretzels recipe? Learn how to make Pretzels using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mandrake4

Makes 8 servings



http://thegingercook.blogspot.com/2009/08/handmade-soft-pretzels.html

Recipe Ingredients for Pretzels

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 package active dry yeast
22 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 1/2 cups
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
10 cups water
2/3 cup baking soda
1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1 tablespoon water

Recipe Directions for Pretzels

  1. Combine the water, sugar and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the yeast on top. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to foam.Add the flour and butter and, using a spatula, mix until well combined. Continue kneading for about 10 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic.

  2. Remove the dough from the bowl, clean the bowl and then oil it well with vegetable oil. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and sit in a warm place for approximately 50 to 55 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.

  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line 2 half-sheet pans with parchment paper and lightly brush with the vegetable oil. Set aside.

  4. Bring the 10 cups of water and the baking soda to a rolling boil in an 8-quart saucepan or roasting pan.

  5. In the meantime, turn the dough out onto a slightly oiled work surface and divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll out each piece of dough into a 24-inch rope. Make a U-shape with the rope, holding the ends of the rope, cross them over each other and press onto the bottom of the U in order to form the shape of a pretzel. Place onto the parchment-lined half sheet pan.

  6. Place the pretzels into the boiling water, 1 by 1, for 30 seconds. Remove them from the water using a large flat spatula. Return to the half sheet pan, brush the top of each pretzel with the beaten egg yolk and water mixture and sprinkle with the pretzel salt. Bake until dark golden brown in color, approximately 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Categories

Breads, Snacks, American, Bake, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 450.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
4.0g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Sodium
5670mg
236%
Potassium
109mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
61.5g
21%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
8.8g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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