Hot Pretzels for a cold night. Octoberfest!! Grab a beer and enjoy with the topping like mustard or honey! I used to let them harden and give to my children as a teething ring (without the cheese).
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- 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups warm water, 110 degrees
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup bread flour
- 2 cups warm water, 110 degrees
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 -4 tablespoons softened cream cheese, put into a pastry bag for filling
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
- 2 tablespoons almonds, roasted & chopped
- 1In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast, sugar and 1-1/2 cups warm water.
- 2Place flour and salt in food processor with metal blade and blend by pressing the pulse a couple of times, pour water mixture through feed tube while machine is running until smooth and elastic, about 40 seconds.
- 3The dough will leave the side of the bowl.
- 4If dough is too wet add more flour or if too dry add more water.
- 5Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface.
- 6Cover, and let rise for one hour.
- 7Combine 2 cups warm water and baking soda in an 8 inch square pan.
- 8After dough has risen, cut into 12 pieces.
- 9Roll each piece into a 3 foot rope, pencil thin.
- 10(if filling with cream cheese roll one 3 foot piece flat. Pipe on cheese leaving edges free (to seal back into a rope) Twist into a pretzel shape, and dip into the baking soda solution.
- 11Place on parchment covered cookie sheets, and let rise 15 to 20 minutes.
- 12Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
- 13Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt, or cinnamon sugar and chopped roasted almonds.
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Nutritional Facts for Hot Soft Pretzels Filled With Cream Cheese
Serving Size: 1 (127 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 203.3
- Calories from Fat 35
- Total Fat 3.9 g
- Saturated Fat 1.8 g
- Cholesterol 7.7 mg
- Sodium 2010.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 36.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
- Sugars 4.3 g
- Protein 5.0 g