Sunday, December 6, 2009

Twisted Logic

I found this recipe a while back and I don't think I posted it. I THINK I posted pictures of the pretzels on Facebook after I made them, but it's been nearly a year and a half. SOMEONE has been asking me to make her some for a while now. Why she had a craving just as I'm putting a turkey into the oven late on a Sunday is beyond me...

Anyway, this is a recipe for some nice, sweet soft pretzels, courtesy of someone's blog that I can't remember.

Soft Pretzels

1 1/2 pkgs dry yeast
1 1/2 cup warm water
2 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup bread flour
3 cups ap flour

1. Sprinkle 1/1/2 pkgs of dry yeast onto 1 1/2 cup of warm water and stir to dissolve

2. Add 2 Tbs brown sugar and 1 tsp salt and stir to dissolve

3. Add in 1 cup of bread flour and 3 cups of all-purpose flour

4. Knead until smooth and elastic. Place in lightly oiled bowl and let rise for at least 1/2 hour in a warm place

5. While dough is rising, mix 2 c. of warm water with 2 Tbs of baking soda. Stir until completely dissolved

6. Pinch off a bit of dough and roll to about 12-14 inches long

7. Dip the bretzels into the baking soda/water mixture and shape into pretzels. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with course salt. Bake at 450 deg. for about 10-12 minutes.