Thursday, January 09, 2014

Pretzels

So, back in the fall, when the sun was shining and it wasn't so cold, and we hadn't experienced the magic of Christmas, or even the delight of Halloween yet, a friend of mine posted this recipe on her blog:

Auntie Anne's copycat pretzel recipe

1 1/2 C warm water
1 packet active yeast
2 TB brown sugar
Combine in a bowl for 10 minutes or until foamy, then add:
1 1/8 tsp salt
3-4 C flour (knead in last cup, continue to knead for about 8 minutes or until smooth, pliable and only slightly sticky)

Let it rise in a warm place for an hour
Combine 2 TB baking soda + 2 C water in an 8x8 pan

Divide dough into twelve pieces
Roll each piece into a three foot snake (good luck getting it that thin, mine were about two feet long)
dunk in baking soda mixture, shape into a pretzel on parchment lined baking sheet
Let rise another 15-20 minutes
Bake at 425 F for about 9 minutes
Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt



(I'd link to the blog, but it's private, so I don't want to rub it in your face that I have access and you don't, you know?)


Having never met a bread that I didn't like, we decided to give it a try one day.
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Fabulousness. Pure fabulousness.



1 comment:

Kami Willis said...

My sister just made pretzels and she cut them into small pieces and made a bunch of pretzel bites. It made the dough easier to deal with and they were yummy.

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