Homemade Soft Pretzels

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) melted butter, lukewarm
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons, packed Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour*
  • 1 large egg or (additional) 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Optional toppings (see instructions below):
  • Coarse sea salt
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  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Garlic salt and Italian seasonings
  • Cajun or blackening seasonings

      *Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.

      Directions

      1. Preheat oven to 450°F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
      2. Stir together water, butter and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer until yeast is mostly dissolved. Let stand for 5 minutes.  Add salt and brown sugar and stir to combine.
      3. Add flour and mix use dough hook attachment on medium speed until combined. Touch the dough -- if it is still really sticky and is clinging to mixing bowl, add an additional 1/4 cup flour at a time until dough balls up and no longer sticks to bowl.  Continue mixing using the dough hook attachment on medium speed for an additional 5 minutes.  (If you do not have a stand mixer, you can knead by hand for 5 minutes instead.)
      4. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and use a knife or a bench scraper to cut dough into 8 equal pieces.  Stretch each piece into long even ropes, about 18-20" long.
      5. Form ropes into pretzel shapes on parchment-covered baking sheets.  To do so, form rope into a large circle, pull ends up, criss-cross (twist) ends once or twice, and then lay them back on bottom of circle for form a standard pretzel shape.  Or form ropes into whatever shape you'd like.
      6. Whisk egg in a small bowl to form an egg wash, and brush tops of each pretzel until they are coated.  (You can also use melted butter.)
      7. Sprinkle with desired seasonings (see instructions below), and bake for 6 minutes.  Change heat to broil, and watching very carefully, broil pretzels to brown tops for 2-4 minutes until they reach your desired level of browning.  Be careful, as the tops of pretzels can go from brown to burnt very quickly.
      8. Remove and serve immediately.  Pretzels are best eaten the first day, but if stored in a sealed container, they can last up to 4 days.
      Dixie Crystals Insight

      Salted Pretzels: Sprinkle pretzels with coarse sea salt before baking.

      Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels: Sprinkle pretzels with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar before baking.  (1 part cinnamon to 3 parts sugar.)

      Parmesan Pretzels: Sprinkle pretzels with grated Parmesan cheese immediately after removing from  oven, or before the final minute of broiling.  Cheese will burn if under the broiler for more than 1 minute.

      Italian Garlic Pretzels: Sprinkle pretzels with garlic salt and Italian seasonings before baking.

      Cajun Pretzels: Sprinkle pretzels with Cajun or blackening seasoning before baking.

      Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Ali Ebright @Gimme Some Oven.

      Rate & Review

      Rating

      Ava
      Jul 16, 2013

      This was my first time making pretzels and they turned out great! the recipe was easy to follow and was a big hit with my family!

      Pretzels Caseros Suaves

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      Ingredientes

      • 1 taza de agua tibia
      • 4 cucharadas (1/4 de taza) de mantequilla derretida, tibia
      • 1 paquete (2 1/4 cucharaditas) de levadura activa
      • 2 cucharaditas de sal
      • 2 cucharadas de Dixie Crystals Azúcar Morena Clara
      • 3tazas de harina para hacer pan o harina de todo uso*
      • 1 huevo grande o (adicional) 1/4 de taza de mantequilla derretida

      Coberturas Adicionales: (ver instrucciones abajo):

      *Método de cuchara y barrido: use una cuchara para llenar la taza de medir con harina hasta obtener la cantidad requerida. Si coloca la taza de medir directamente en la bolsa de harina, empacará la harina con firmeza y se necesitará demasiada harina para la receta.

      Direcciones

      1. Precaliente el horno a 450 F. Forre dos bandejas de hornear con papel parafinado
      2. Revuelva juntos el agua, mantequilla y levadura en un envase o una batidora de pie hasta que la levadura este casi disuelta. Deje reposar por 5 minutos. Agregue sal y azúcar morena y revuelva para combinar.
      3. Agregue harina y mezcle usando el gancho de amasar en velocidad media hasta que este combinado. Toque la masa – si todavía esta pegajosa y se está pegando al envase, agregue 1/4 de taza de harina hasta que la masa ya no se pegue al envase. Continúe mezclando usando el gancho de amasar a velocidad media por 5 minutos adiciónales. (si usted no tiene una batidora de pie, usted puede amasar a mano por 5 minutos)
      4. Ponga la masa en una superficie espolvoreada con harina, y use un cuchillo o una rasqueta para cortar la maza en 8 partes iguales. Estire cada pedazo en forma de cuerda largas iguales, de 18-20” de largo.
      5. Haga la forma de un pretzel en las bandejas de hornear forradas con papel parafinado. Para hacer esto, haga una forma de circulo grande con la cuerda, tire de los extremos, retuerza los extremos una o 2 veces, y luego poner de nuevo en el fondo del circulo para así formar una forma básica de pretzel. O haga formas con las cuerdas de cualquier manera que desee.
      6. Bata con una espumadora el huevo hasta formar un batido de huevo, y cepille la parte de arriba de cada pretzel hasta que tengan una capa. (usted también puede utilizar mantequilla derretida.
      7. Espolvoree con el sazonador deseado (vea las instrucciones abajo), y hornee por 6 minutos. Cambie el horno a la función de asar, y mirándolos cuidadosamente, ase los pretzels hasta que la parte de arriba este marrón por cerca de 2 a 4 minutos hasta que alcancen el nivel de marrón deseado. Sea cuidadoso, ya que la parte de arriba de los pretzels puede pasar de marrón a quemado rápidamente.
      8. Remueva y sirva inmediatamente. Los pretzels son mejores si se comen el mismo día, pero si se guardan en un contenedor sellado pueden durar hasta 4 días.
      Dixie Crystals Insight

      Salted Pretzels: Sprinkle pretzels with coarse sea salt before baking.

      Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels: Sprinkle pretzels with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar before baking.  (1 part cinnamon to 3 parts sugar.)

      Parmesan Pretzels: Sprinkle pretzels with grated Parmesan cheese immediately after removing from  oven, or before the final minute of broiling.  Cheese will burn if under the broiler for more than 1 minute.

      Italian Garlic Pretzels: Sprinkle pretzels with garlic salt and Italian seasonings before baking.

      Cajun Pretzels: Sprinkle pretzels with Cajun or blackening seasoning before baking.

      Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Ali Ebright @Gimme Some Oven.

      Rate & Review

      Rating

      Ava
      Jul 16, 2013

      This was my first time making pretzels and they turned out great! the recipe was easy to follow and was a big hit with my family!