It’s getting cold here in Boston, and what better way to warm up than with hot, soft pretzels?
This recipe from The Cottage Market was easy to make and simple using the instructions provided.
- 2 3/4 cups all purpose flours
- 1 tsp. of salt
- 1 tsp. of sugar
- 1 package of active dry yeast (1/4oz) fast rising or regular will work fine
- 1 cup warm water plus about 3 more tablespoon
Baking Soda Wash:
- 1/8 cup of warm water and 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2-3 tbsp. of butter (I used two and I found it to be more than enough)
- kosher or sea salt (course)
- Preheat the oven to 500 degrees
- Put all of the dough ingredients into a bowl and mix well forming a nice dough and then knead for at least 5 minutes. I put all of my ingredients in my Braun FP3020 12 Cup Food Processor and used the dough hook. Combine the ingredients and scrape the sides and run the dough hook for a little bit over 5 minutes. The dough should be very smooth, soft and pliable. When it is ready, just pat into a ball and place it in a nice glass bowl that has been lightly coated with olive oil, cover with cling wrap and put it in a warm dark place (I preheated my oven for 2 minutes, shut it off and placed the bowl in) and let it rise to double the size (takes about 40 minutes to an hour).
- Now take the dough and roll it into a thick log and cut into 8 equal parts. Roll into lengths about 10 inches and form your pretzels. Check out this 15 second video to see how to twist your pretzel
- Baking soda wash- add the warm water to the baking soda and mix good, now brush (using a pastry brush) the wash over the whole outside of the pretzel and repeat for all of them. Pop them in the oven and cook for 9 minutes, they should be a rich pretzel brown.
- Remove from the oven, melt your butter and apply to all of the pretzels with the pastry brush and sprinkle with salt…
- Most tasty warm right out of the oven, but still delicious at room temperature!
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