Sunday, May 2, 2010

Homeade Pretzels

This tasty recipes comes from my friend Jen. We have made these several times and stuck them in the freezer and sent the kids to school with homeade pretzels. Oh they are the envy of their classmates.

4 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 teaspoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
5 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup baking soda
4 cups hot water
1/4 cup kosher salt, for topping
DIRECTIONS:In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two tablespoons of water. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water. When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape. Once all of the dough is all shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution and place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, until browned. Put a pretzel in your child's lunchbox with small containers of mustard, honey, ranch, ketchup, cheese sauce, or whatever dipper he/she likes.

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Rusty and Tara said...

Jarrie--I love all your recipes! Keep them coming! And the pics of your kids on the tramp are so much fun.

Kai is a very handsome baseball player. Good luck this season!

Adrienne said...

I wish I could cook like you! Like Tara said you need to post your recipes often. I'm going to try these...wish me luck, I'll need it.

Valerie said...

Yay! Another Jarrie recipe. I made the granola bars and Rachel (1st grade) had her teacher asking to try one. I'll have to try these soon!


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