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Pretzels Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Heather Thomas
Added: Friday, August 20, 2010

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup warm water (about 98)
1 pkg active dry yeast
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour, sifted
2 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
4 cups water
5 tsp baking soda
4 tbsp butter, melted
Kosher salt

Directions:
Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water and yeast. When the yeast dissolves, add half of the flour, the butter, salt, and sugar. Mix for about 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining flour. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until the dough is no longer sticky. Let the dough rise in a greased, covered bowl until it doubles in size, about 45-50 minutes. Punch down the dough and divide into 12 pieces. Roll each piece of dough into 18 inch long ropes. On a greased cookie sheet, shape each rope into a pretzel shape. Let rise again until almost doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 500. In a large non-aluminum Dutch oven over high heat, bring 4 cups of water and baking soda to a boil. Using a large spoon, gently lower pretzels into water a few at a time and boil for about 1 minute, or until they float. Return the pretzels to the cookie sheet and brush with melted butter, then sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake until browned, about 12 minutes. Serve hot.

 

 

 

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