Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Amazing Philadelphia Soft Pretzels

Are you hungry for an amazing soft pretzel, kind of like those you find at the mall?  Then this is the recipe for you!  I found this recipe from my beloved friend Jane Hunter.

1 pkg. dry yeast
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/4 cups warm water
3-4 cups flour
2 tsp. salt
4 cups water
2 tsp. baking soda
Butter & Kosher salt

(1) In large mixing bowl, combine warm water and sugar.  Sprinkle in yeast and allow it to sit and become foamy for 10 minutes.
(2)  Add 2 tsp. salt and 3 cups of flour.  Beat.  Add enough additional flour to knead.
(3) Knead for 10 minutes or until dough is very soft.  Place in a greased bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap.  Let rise 45 minutes or until double.
(4)  Divide dough into 12 small balls and roll on counter to form a skinny snake about 20" long.  Form each into pretzel shapes, pinching ends firmly.
(5) Dissolve 2 tsp. baking soda in 4 cups water and bring to a boil.  Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
(6) Drop pretzels in boiling water.  Boil for 1 minute - 30 seconds on each side.
(7) Remove from boiling water and place on paper towels before transferring to a buttered cookie sheet.
(8) Sprinkle moist pretzels with Kosher salt.
(9) Bake in preheated 475 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.  Remove just before they are golden brown and rub with unsalted butter.  Continue to bake until golden brown.

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious! April is Soft Pretzel Month & we are celebrating with a link party featuring everything soft pretzels. I would love for you to stop by & link up if you like: http://www.ratetheplateutah.com/2013/04/food-holiday-link-party-national-soft.html. Thanks!