Soft Pretzels Recipe

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


Submitted by ellybell

Makes 12 servings



Posted in the recipe forum by geminmind. I wanted it easily accessible, and to see what the nutrition content was.

Recipe Ingredients for Soft Pretzels

3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
4 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tbsp active dry yeast, dissolved in the water
1 cup water, warm
1 tbsp baking soda
1 cup water, boiling
1 egg
1 tsp water

Recipe Directions for Soft Pretzels

  1. Mix water, yeast, brown sugar and salt in a food processor, or a large mixing bowl. Add flour and mix until dough is smooth. Add more flour if sticky. (If possible let the dough sit overnight in a plastic container in the fridge.)

  2. Now divide the dough into 4, 6 or 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope, very thin, a little bigger than a pencil if you're making 4 you can roll it about cigar size and 36 inches long.

  3. Shape into an upside down U shape on your table. Bring the ends together and twist them.

  4. Flatten the ends with your fingers and bring to the top of the pretzel and press in the dough to secure, making it look like a pretzel. Place on a greased cookie sheet.

  5. Now let the pretzels raise for 30 minutes or till about double in size. Brush with the water-soda solution (1 tbsp baking soda mixed with 1 cup boiling water).

  6. For a chewier crust put 2 Tbl. baking soda mixed with 4 Cups boiling water drop the pretzel in there for about the count of 10 and then lift out with a strainer or pancake turner.

  7. Brush the pretzels with the egg and the water (1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water) that was whipped up in a small bowl. This gives the pretzel a nice shiny glaze.

  8. Sprinkle with toppings like: coarse salt, garlic and parmesan cheese, Cinnamon sugar, or sesame seeds. Calories for toppings are not included, so be sure you add them in.

  9. Bake in a hot oven 400 to 450 degrees (225 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes or until well browned.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 86.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
152
Calories from Fat
6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.7g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Sodium
711mg
30%
Potassium
74mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
31.1g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
4.6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 11%
* 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
95% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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