Soft Ball Pretzels

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Servings: 12 pretzels
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 12 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1   package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (about 98 degrees)
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cup water
5 teaspoons baking soda


 

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Directions

In a large mixing bowl, combine water and yeast and when dissolved, add in 1/2 of sifted all-purpose flour, butter, salt, sugar and beat 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 doubled in size.  Punch down the dough and divide into 12 pieces.  Roll the pretzel pieces to about 18-inches long.  On a greased cookie sheet, shape each length into a pretzel shape.  Let rise again until almost doubled.

Boil 4 cups of water and baking soda in a large dutch oven (non aluminum). 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 at 500 degrees.  Serve hot with mustard.

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Reader Comments:

54321

Very good recipe. Like any bread, they are a little time consuming to make, but so much fun. I've made this recipe a couple times and mixed it up a bit by making pretzel rolls for sandwiches and mini pretzel bites to dip in beer cheese fondue.

By Bethany Schmidgall on December 01, 2011

54321

me and my mother want to find out the beast soft pretzel and maybe yours will be good my mom loves your show we were watching it today it was a old one we might make it some time your the best oh and im claire im ten years old from claire your cool

By Claire on November 29, 2011

14321

DON'T TRY THIS RECIPE!IT CAME OUT HORRIBLE! AND IS NOT EASY AT ALL. TOOK ME 3 HOURS AND THEY WERE HORRIBLE.EVERYTHING WAS FINE TIL I PLACED IN THE BOILING WATER W BAKING SODA. THEY WERE FLAT AFTER BAKING AND STUCK TO THE COOKIE SHEET DESPITE GREASING AS PER RECIPE. LIBBY HOW COULD YOU AND PAULA MISLEAD US INTO THINKING THIS IS EASY??? FOR GOODNESS SAKE, THESE ARE DIFFICULT AND I'M AN EXPERIENCED COOK. i'LL BUY THEM FROZEN NEXT TIME AND AVOID THE AGGREVATION.:(

By Laurie on September 07, 2011

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