Recipe by Cookiegirlandi
These are yummy!! I make a batch or 2 and flash freeze on cookie sheet then freeze into ziplocks. Just heat in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350. You can use any toppings. I like to brush butter on a warm pretzel and sprinkle with garlic salt and parmesan cheese. You could also do cinnamon sugar. I love em with mustard best. These are pretty light and airy. Let them get dark on the outside for the best flavor. Enjoy!! Oh, I almost forgot, I do these in the Kitchen Aid mixer-- proof yeast mixture and add to dry ingredients in mixer bowl. Make sure you watch it until it forms a nice ball. I let knead on low for 8 minutes.
Top Review by tahoeamour
I found that I needed an additional 1/2 cup of water to create a workable dough. By the time I realized this, it was too late ...and I am an experienced baker. This recipe is a waste of ingredients, in my opinion.
- 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 1⁄4 cups warm water (110 degrees)
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons instant malted milk powder (for flavor) (optional)
- 4 cups simmering water
- 1⁄2 cup baking soda
- kosher salt (for topping)
Use your imagination top with
- sesame seeds or poppy seeds or mccormick salad seasoning, is great (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a small bowl dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water.
- Let stand until foamy, 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl combine dry ingredients.
- Add oil to yeast mixture.
- Make a well in center of dry ingredient.
- Add yeast mixture.
- If mixture is too dry, add a tblspoon of water at a time until dough is smooth and elastic.
- knead 8 minutes.
- Oil a large bowl.
- Place dough in oiled bowl making sure to flip dough so both sides are covered with oil.
- Place a piece of plastic over the bowl and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled.
- turn dough onto floured board, and divide into 12 pieces.
- Roll each piece into an 16 inch long rope.
- Twist into a pretzel shape.
- After pretzels are all formed, let rise for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Make water bath, mix 4 cups simmering water and 1/2 cup baking soda.
- Dip pretzels into water bath, flip after about 30 seconds on each side.
- Place pretzels on WELL OILED baking sheet (I foil-line then grease cookie sheet).
- Sprinkle with kosher salt or desired topping.
- Bake 10 minutes/ until browned.