Saturday, January 09, 2010
Very easy to make!
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 1/8 tsp active dry yeast
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 cup bread flour
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups warm water
2 Tbsp baking soda
Course salt, to taste
2-4 Tbsp butter (melted)
Sprinkle yeast on lukewarm water in mixing bowl; stir to dissolve. Add sugar, salt and stir to dissolve: add flour and knead dough until smooth and elastic. Let rise at least 30 minutes.
While dough is rising, prepare a baking soda water bath with 2 cups warm water and 2 Tbsp baking soda. Make sure you stir often.
After dough has risen, pinch off bits of dough and roll into long ropes (about 1/2" or less thick) and shape. Dip pretzel in soda solution and place on greased baking sheet. Allow pretzels to rise again.
Bake in oven at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes or until golden. Brush with melted butter and enjoy!
After you brush with butter, sprinkle course salt.
For cinnamon sugar topping, melt a stick of butter in shallow bowl. In another butter make a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Dip pretzel in butter and then dip in cinnamon.
Also, you can serve with mustard, pizza sauce, cream cheese, nacho cheese, whatever!