This recipe is so easy to do, and it yields great results! I followed the recipe exactly, but when it came to the boiling part, I boiled them in 4 1/2 cups of water and 1/4 c. baking soda for 1 minute, flipping them over with a spider strainer after 30 seconds. I also followed aprons's suggestion and baked them at 425 degrees F, and mine were done in about 21 minutes. They seemed to become more dense and pretzel-y after cooling for several hours. I put sea salt on 4 of them, garlic salt on 4 of them, and left 8 plain. My husband and I loved these, thanks!
This is a really good recipe. My kids love this! Have made them twice now and they come out so well. Not good at making the shapes but they taste so good! Thanks for this! I will use it a lot!
I made these and I am not sure if I did it right... They taste like a pretzel, but have the texture of a roll. Maybe I needed to boil them longer? Add baking soda to the water? I don't know what I did wrong, I feel like I followed the recipe as written. Anyways, they taste good, just not like a pretzel from the mall. We have been snacking on them and tonight I used them with our cheeseburger soup that I made for dinner. I may have to tinker a little and see what happens. Thanks for a yummy recipe.
very good recipe. i used my Kitchen aid for the dough and added some extra water, they turned out beautifully. Thank you, i will be making these again.
They turned out great although I forgot to use the eggwash and they didn't look like pretzels. lol Will be making these again soon!!
First time making pretzels, and they came out great! My KA was fighting the dough, so I added another tablespoon of water. Rise was great and it was an easy dough to work with. Did the boil and the extra rise and they came out perfect! Thanks Wildflour for a recipe I will use often! Made for PAC Spring 2009.
I had a lot of fun making these. Being the first time I make pretzels, they were not the nicest looking, but they were very good. Thanks for posting Kelly! Made for Bevy Tag.
These were very easy to make! Instead of "regular" yeast, I used instant yeast, so I didn't have to proof it beforehand. I also used my stand mixer and did everything, including the kneading using the dough hook. I used bread flour instead of all-purpose. For instructions on shaping pretzels, I referred to "The Bread Baker's Apprentice." I boiled all of the pretzels and baked them for 16 minutes (instead of 15) to get them a nice golden brown. There were very delicious. I look forward to eating them with mustard the rest of the week!
We really liked these! I was curious about the boiling so I boiled half and left half unboiled. I will definitely boil them from now on. The unboiled ones rise while cooking so you get a roll like pretzel rather than a traditional type pretzel. I had trouble trying to roll them into ropes too, until I realized I had to get all the flour off the rolling board. Next time I would reduce the salt as we ended up brushing off the course salt from the top since the pretzel itself was salty enough. Thank you for posting Wildflour, I will definitely try these again. Made for ZWT, please see my rating system as I rate tougher than most.