Soft Hot Pretzels

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small bowl dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water.
  2. Let stand until foamy, 10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients.
  4. Add oil to yeast mixture.
  5. Make a well in center of dry ingredient.
  6. Add yeast mixture.
  7. If mixture is too dry, add a tblspoon of water at a time until dough is smooth and elastic.
  8. knead 8 minutes.
  9. Oil a large bowl.
  10. Place dough in oiled bowl making sure to flip dough so both sides are covered with oil.
  11. Place a piece of plastic over the bowl and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled.
  12. turn dough onto floured board, and divide into 12 pieces.
  13. Roll each piece into an 16 inch long rope.
  14. Twist into a pretzel shape.
  15. After pretzels are all formed, let rise for 30 minutes.
  16. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  17. Make water bath, mix 4 cups simmering water and 1/2 cup baking soda.
  18. Dip pretzels into water bath, flip after about 30 seconds on each side.
  19. Place pretzels on WELL OILED baking sheet (I foil-line then grease cookie sheet).
  20. Sprinkle with kosher salt or desired topping.
  21. Bake 10 minutes/ until browned.
  22. Enjoy!

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