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    Chewy Philadelphia-Style Soft Pretzels

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    2 hrs 20 mins

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    20 mins

    CHRISSYG's Note:

    Found this on another recipe site (sorry for cheating on the 'zaar) I though I'd add to the Philly recipes. I haven't tried it yet... So we'll see if this is REAL Philly Soft Pretzels...

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    1. 1
      In a saucepan, heat milk just until bubbles form around the edge; remove from the heat and stir in brown sugar. Stir until dissolved then set aside. Meanwhile, combine warm water and yeast. Let stand for 3 minutes then add the cooled milk mixture. Beat in flour until smooth. Cover and set aside for 45 minutes to rise.
    2. 2
      Stir down the dough then gradually add flour, baking powder, and salt. Place on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Roll into a 16' x 10-inch rectangle then cut into 1/2-inch wide strips. Roll each strip into a rope and twist into large pretzels. Let rise about 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      Bring a large kettle of salted water to a boil. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lower the pretzels gently into the boiling water for about 5 seconds then remove and place 2-inches apart on a greased baking sheet.
    4. 4
      Beat egg and water and lightly brush the pretzel tops. Sprinkle with coarse salt and bake at 400 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

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    • on May 10, 2010


      HOLY COW, these are AMAZING! I halved the recipe, used a whole packet of yeast, put half the flour in before allowing it to rise, added about 1/4 cup extra water and the remaining flour, salt, and baking soda. Kneaded it, cut it into 10 strips, shaped the pretzels, and followed the rest of the recipe. I brushed them with a well-beaten egg, dusted them with regular salt, and baked for 18 minutes. They came out perfectly, and my boyfriend, daughter, and I ate all but 3. :) Thanks for the recipe!

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    • on May 04, 2007


      These are delicious! I skipped the rolling part, and just divided and rolled into ropes. Five stars all the way, from the ENTIRE family. Do you know how rare that is? Thanks for a great recipe! I don't know how "Philly" they are, but they are good!

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    • on July 12, 2010


      I made this recipe and it was awful!! It must have been the unclear instructions on adding the flour. I wasn't sure how much to add in step one and how much to add in step two. Thanks anyway!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chewy Philadelphia-Style Soft Pretzels

    Serving Size: 1 (78 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 177.6
    Calories from Fat 13
    Total Fat 1.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 13.9 mg
    Sodium 555.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 35.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 5.4 g
    Protein 5.1 g

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