Perfect Soft Pretzels

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Perfect Soft Pretzels

It’s Fri again! I can’t believe how fast the weeks are flight past times lately… a calendar week from today volition live Geoff’s end hateful solar daytime of work. And yes, I’m totally panicking close that. I retrieve I’ve been truly spoiled past times having together with hence much consistency inwards our married life. Geoff has had the same undertaking for 11 years! I know other people alter jobs together with everything plant out fine (and I’m certain it volition for us too!) but it feels similar the bottom is dropping out for us. Wish us luck!

All that existence said, I’ve been doing lots of stress baking lately, together with these pretzels are a novel favorite! When nosotros were inwards San Diego nosotros visited Wetzel’s Pretzels for the offset time, together with I totally savage inwards love. I dear how crisp together with chewy the outsides of the pretzels are together with how the dough is soft together with lightly sweet. Pretzel perfection! When nosotros came habitation I wanted to detect the perfect copycat recipe, together with hither it is!

Don’t live dissuaded past times the fact that my pretzels are fatty together with puffy instead of skinny together with twisted. I simply can’t shape pretzels correctly to salve my life. 🙂 No affair how sparse together with long I ringlet my rope, it e’er seems to plow into a fatty piddling pretzel shape. But y’all know what? That’s truly okay amongst me, because it agency I larn to purpose them every bit pretzel buns for sandwiches too! We used these for approximately awesome turkey sandwiches the adjacent day, together with they were fantastic. I can’t facial expression to brand these again!

Ingredients :

for the dough:
2 cups warm milk (I used skim), close 110 degrees
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry out yeast
six tablespoons packed brownish sugar
iv tablespoons butter, softened
iv 1/2 cups flour, addition to a greater extent than every bit needed
2 teaspoons salt

for topping:
1/3 loving cup baking soda
iii cups warm water
coarse salt, to taste
iv tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions :

  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand upwards mixer, dissolve the yeast inwards the warm milk.
  • When the mixture is bubbly, mix inwards the brownish sugar, butter, i loving cup flour, together with salt, together with mix until combined.
  • Add the remaining flour, i loving cup at a time, together with mix until a polish together with slightly viscid dough forms.
  • Cover the bowl amongst plastic roll together with allow ascent close i hour, until doubled inwards size.
  • After the dough has risen, preheat the oven to 450.
  • Line ii baking sheets amongst parchment newspaper together with laid aside.
  • Divide the dough into twelve equal sized pieces, together with ringlet each slice into a long skinny rope.
  • Twist into a pretzel shape.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the warm H2O together with baking soda until dissolved.
  • Dip each pretzel into the baking soda mixture together with house on the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle amongst salt.
  • Bake seven to 11 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven together with brush amongst melted butter.


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