I have had this recipe for ages… why haven’t I made it before?! Mel gave it to me a long time ago and boy, have I been missing out. Actually it may have been wasted on just me because my little 2 yr old Gabe had a blast making them with me! He loved rolling out the “snakes” then “painting” them with egg wash and sprinkling on the salt (our pretzels ended up very salty!) This will definitely become a favorite treat to make with Mommy. They are a super fun way to spend an hour together creating… and they’re very tasty! Whether or not you have a little person to help you make these soft, delicious pretzels, you still need to try them out! They are just a few basic ingredients and are very simple to make. Have fun!!
Rolling out the “snakes”…Painting our pretzels…Note the tongue-in-lip look… it is not necessary but obviously aids in concentration! :)And our finished masterpiece…
submitted by Brittany
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 pkg yeast (or 1 Tb)
1 Tb sugar
1 tsp salt
4 cups flour
Add sugar to warm water then sprinkle yeast on top. Let float for a minute then stir to dissolve the yeast. Let sit for 10 minutes as yeast activates and starts to foam. Add salt and flour and knead 5-10 minutes; adding more flour as needed to reduce stickiness. Divide dough in to 12 pieces and roll each piece into a long rope or “snake”. Twist into pretzel shape and place on nonstick baking sheet. Make an egg wash with one egg and a Tb of water, lightly beaten together. Brush pretzels with egg wash then sprinkle liberally with Kosher salt. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
*Soft pretzels just aren’t the same the next day. They are still good but not as soft and fresh tasting. I’ll tell you a secret though… brush them with melted butter, sprinkle on Parmesan cheese, and toss them under the broiler for a minute and you have a delicious cheesy pretzel snack! Yum!!