June 14, 2015

Liz makes soft pretzels

I absolutely love soft pretzels. Wetzel's Pretzels, Auntie Anne's, Target... All delicious. However, did  you know you can make the same from home? I'll show you how in a few easy steps which only includes 8 simple ingredients and no mixer! Easy!

You'll need:
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 packet instant yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3.75 - 4.25 cups flour
- 1 large egg
- coarse sea salt & butter for topping
(cinnamon and sugar would also be delish!)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. Dissolve yeast into the 1 1/2 cups of warm water. Stir to help the yeast dissolve. Add salt and sugar, then slowly add flour, using a wooden spoon to help. Add flour until the dough is no longer sticky.
When you poke the dough with your finger, it's ready to be kneaded. Sprinkle some flour onto your counter and place the dough on top. Knead for a few minutes.
Separate the dough into 11 or so pieces. This doesn't have to be exact as your pretzels can be any size you want them to be, but that will change the baking time.
Roll out the little dough balls into long ropes.
Shape into the pretzel shape, dip both sides into an egg wash and then sprinkle with salt.
Bake them for 10 minutes at 425 degrees and then take them out. Then turn the oven on broil and spread some butter on the pretzels and broil them for 5 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don't burn.
Allow them to cool slightly before devouring. They are so delicious and easy to make!
So buttery and salty.. Yum!
Have a great week!
Love, Liz

4 comments:

  1. This looks so delicous...my mouth is watering. I want this right now! And I love your pictures.

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