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Soft Pretzels Recipe

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This recipe for Soft Pretzels, by , is from The Smith Hubbard Warns Connection Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ruth Warns Hubbard Smith
Added: Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 pks. active dry yeast
1 C. warm water
2 C. milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm
4 T. sugar
3 tsp. salt
8 C. flour
4 qts. water
2 T. baking soda
2 eggs, beaten
'2 T. water
Coarse salt like Kosher salt

Directions:
Directions:
Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in milk, sugar, salt and 4 C. flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough onto lightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl, turning to have greased side up and cover. Let rise in warm place until double in size, about an hour. Divide dough in half, turn each half onto lightly floured board and roll into an 18x10" rectangle. Cut lengthwise strips 1" wide. Roll in palms of hands until 20 inches long. Holding ends of strips, form loop. Twist dough twice at top of loop. Bring ends down and fasten at opposite sides to form pretzel shape. Let rise, uncovered, on floured board for 30 minutes.
Heat water in large pot to boiling during the last 10 minutes of rising process. Add baking soda. Transfer pretzels, 1 at a time, into boiling water using large slotted spoon. Boil until dough feels firm but sticky, about 1 minute. Lift out with a slotted spoon. Place on well greased foil covered baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
BEFORE baking, brush pretzels with mixture of beaten egg and water and sprinkle lightly with the coarse salt. Bake until golden brown.
Cool on wire rack. We like them hot from oven with a little of your favorite mustard as a dipper.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
20-24
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours 30 minutes including rising time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
One year we had 5 children all with chicken pox and needed creative things to do. This was a favorite!

 

 

 

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