Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Soft Pretzels

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Soft Pretzels Recipe

(Makes 12 large pretzels or 24 sticks)

Ingredients :

1 packet active dry yeast (scant tablespoon)

1 C. warm water (115 to 120°F. -- NOT boiling)

2-3/4 C. flour

1 T. sugar

1/2 t. salt

2 T. vegetable oil or softened butter

4 C. water

2 T. baking soda

2 T. coarse salt

Cooking Direction :

Add yeast to warm water; let sit 5 minutes.

Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and oil in a large mixing bowl.
Add yeast mixture and stir until well-combined.
Add remaining 1-1/4 cups flour.

Knead dough 3 minutes; form into a ball.
Let sit 1 hour. Dough should double in size.

Divide dough into 12 pieces and roll each piece into a ball (dust hands with flour to prevent sticking).

Place balls on a cookie sheet or lightly floured surface. Let rest 15 minutes.

Roll each ball into a 16-inch length and form into a pretzel shapes.
Or, divide each ball in half and roll each half into a 3-inch stick, about 3/4-inch wide. Let rest a few minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 475°F.
Grease a large cookie sheet. In a non-aluminum pot, bring remaining 4 cups water to a boil with baking soda.

Add pretzels to the boiling water in batches (do not crowd pot) and boil 1 minute, turning once.
Shake off excess water.
Place pretzels on cookie sheet and sprinkle with coarse salt.

Bake 10 minutes, until golden brown. Best eaten right out of the oven