Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Homemade Pretzels

So I found the easiest recipe to make homemade pretzels or breadsticks and they are pretty good.

3 Tsp Yeast
1 1/2 C Warm water
2 T brown sugar (optional)
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
4-5 C Flour

Preheat oven to 425. In a large bowl combine water, salt and sugar and then yeast. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. Yeast should bubble. Stir in flour. Knead for 5 to 8 minutes until not sticky on hands anymore- or if you have a bread mixer knead for the same amount of time. Shape and let rise for 15 minutes. At this time you are able to freeze them and they will be ready to pop in the oven when you want to bake them. Great for snacks. Bake for 5-10 minutes- I baked mine for 6. If you are going to just salt the pretzels boil 2 C water and 2 Tbsp baking powder. Dip pretzels in for 40 seconds and place on cooling rack. Salt while wet.( or I have heard that right after you shape them dip them in the water and baking powder and then place on cookie sheet and let rise) If you are putting other toppings- parmesan, garlic, cinnamon/sugar- as soon as they are done baking rub butter on them and then sprinkle toppings on. Enjoy.

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