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Aunt Annie’s Pretzels Recipe

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Ingredients:  
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1 ½ cups warm water
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/8 tsp. active dry yeast (1 ½ package)
1 1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup bread flour
3 cups regular flour
2 cups warm water
2 tbsp. baking soda
coarse salt, to taste
2-4 tbsp. butter, melted

Directions:
Directions:
Sprinkle yeast on 1-1/2 cups 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 ½ hour.

While dough is rising, prepare a baking soda water bath with 2 cups warm water and baking soda. Be certain to stir often.

After dough has risen, pinch off bits of dough and roll into a long rope (about ½ inch or less thick) and shape. Dip pretzel in soda solution and place on greased baking sheet. Allow pretzels to rise again. Bake in 450º oven for about 10 minutes or until golden. Brush with melted butter.

Toppings
After brushing with butter, sprinkle with coarse salt. Second option is to melt a stick of butter in a shallow bowl (big enough to fit entire pretzel). In another shallow bowl, make a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Dip the pretzel into the butter, coating both sides generously. Then dip into cinnamon mixture.


 

 

 

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