Recipe by CHRISSYG
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...
Top Review by LivvyLooShow
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!
- 2 cups milk
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup warm water
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 6 cups all-purpose flour or 6 cups bread flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon water
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.