Recipe by Impera_Magna
Posted in response to a request for a recipe for hard pretzels. EDITED TO ADD: After seeing Marlene's photo and reading her review, I just had to try this recipe immediately. Made soft preztels w/ my granddaughter this morning and they were both easy and good. From start to finish, it didn't take very long at all. A great project to do w/ kids!
Top Review by Marlene.
Ok, I wouldn't give my pretzel shaping technique 5 stars by any means , as you can see by the photo LOL but the recipe is a winner! Very easy to prepare , instructions are crystal clear, and the best part is, I can have homemade soft yummy pretzels whenever the urge strikes , as I always have these ingredients on hand! Thanks so much for submitting this recipe Impera Magna!
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast
- 1 1⁄2 cups warm water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4 cups flour
- 1 large egg, beaten
- coarse salt, to taste
- SOFT PRETZELS:
- Dissolve yeast in water, add salt and sugar.
- Blend in all the flour and knead until smooth.
- When smooth, cut dough into small pieces and roll into ropes. Twist ropes into conventional pretzel shapes and place on a paper-lined cookie sheet.
- Brush pretzels with beaten egg, sprinkle with coarse salt.
- Bake in a 425 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, or until brown. These do not keep long.
- HARD PRETZELS:
- Do everthing above, but decrease water to 1-1/4 cups and add 1/4 cup of melted butter.
- Make pretzels smaller and bake until browned.
- These pretzels will stay good for months in a tight container.