Soft Buttery Pretzels | How to make Soft Buttery Pretzels

By Ritu Lalit  |  28th Jun 2016  |  
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About Soft Buttery Pretzels Recipe

It is said that a monk made the first pretzel. He folded the dough into the figure of a child with arms folded in prayer. He called them “pretiolas” or small prize and gave them away to children who had memorized their prayers. The authenticity of this story is hard to ascertain. It is a popular food in Lent when the church wants everyone to go vegetarian. It is also a popular food for sports addicts glued to their television sets during football and cricket matches. This is a hot favourite in my home during the F1 races, T20 matches, Wimbledon or any game my sports crazy family takes a fancy to..

Soft Buttery Pretzels

Ingredients to make Soft Buttery Pretzels

  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 11/4 cups warm water
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 11/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup pink salt for topping

How to make Soft Buttery Pretzels

  1. Proof the yeast by dissolving it along with 1 tsp sugar in 11/4 cup of warm water. Let it stand undisturbed for ten minutes until it gets frothy.
  2. Knead together flour, 1/2 cup sugar and salt. Lightly oil the flour and place in a bowl, cover with damp towel or cling film and place it in a warm place to rise . (About 40 minutes to an hour).
  3. Divide risen dough into 12 balls. Make each ball into a rope and twist it into pretzel shape.
  4. Preheat oven to 230 degree C.
  5. Make a soda bath by dissolving baking soda into 4 cups of hot water. Dip each pretzel into it and place on baking sheet.
  6. Bake till brown (Takes 10 minutes in my oven).
  7. Serve with mustard.

My Tip:

I like sprinkling my pretzels with sesame seeds. You can top them with chocolate for children.

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