Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Best Pretzels!


Best Pretzels

4 tsp. Yeast
1 tsp. Sugar
1 1/4 cups warm water
5 cups flour (sifted)
1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tbs. Vegetable Oil (may need 3 tbs. Water)
1/2 cup baking soda
4 cups hot water
1/4 cup kosher salt or pretzel salt

In bread maker combine yeast 1 tsp. Sugar and water let stand while sifting flour and add to mixture. Next add vegetable oil. Set bread machine to dough setting. Watch for consistency (may need 3 tbs. Water)
Set oven to 450 to preheat. When dough is ready make baking soda and water mixture. Roll dough out onto slightly floured counter top. Use pizza cutter and cut into long strips. Slightly pull them out so they are long and twist ends together and tuck down to middle to for pretzel shape. Dip into cornstarch mixture and place onto prepared baking sheet sprinkle with the salt and bake 8 minutes. Dip in melted butter and enjoy! Makes over a dozen.