Countdown To The Super Bowl Recipe - Soft Pretzels!

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This recipe from Food Network will be a bit healthier...after my earlier post for Candied Bacon(!) I thought some Soft Pretzels would be a great follow-up.  Enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2007


Total Time:1 hr 55 minPrep:30 minInactive:1 hrCook:25 min

Yield:8 pretzelsLevel:Intermediate

  • 1 1/2 cups warm (110 to 115 degrees F) water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 22 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 1/2 cups
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • Vegetable oil, for pan
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 large egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • Pretzel salt

Combine the water, sugar and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the yeast on top. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to foam. Add the flour and butter and, using the dough hook attachment, mix on low speed until well combined. Change to medium speed and knead until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the dough from the bowl, clean the bowl and then oil it well with vegetable oil. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and sit in a warm place for approximately 50 to 55 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line 2 half-sheet pans with parchment paper and lightly brush with the vegetable oil. Set aside.

Bring the 10 cups of water and the baking soda to a rolling boil in an 8-quart saucepan or roasting pan.

In the meantime, turn the dough out onto a slightly oiled work surface and divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll out each piece of dough into a 24-inch rope. Make a U-shape with the rope, holding the ends of the rope, cross them over each other and press onto the bottom of the U in order to form the shape of a pretzel. Place onto the parchment-lined half sheet pan.

Place the pretzels into the boiling water, 1 by 1, for 30 seconds. Remove them from the water using a large flat spatula. Return to the half sheet pan, brush the top of each pretzel with the beaten egg yolk and water mixture and sprinkle with the pretzel salt. Bake until dark golden brown in color, approximately 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack for at least 5 minutes before serving.


Thank you Food Network!


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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Shock, I already when shopping, I have every think byt Dry Yeast.  Maybe after church I will go to the store.  Thanks for the recipes.


Feb 02, 2019 02:37 PM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Lisa - we are going to the same house as every year.  My instructions were to bring beer.

Feb 02, 2019 02:40 PM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

These are great even without a big game on the tube

Feb 02, 2019 04:48 PM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Have to let you know Lisa, the soft pretzels turn out great and I should of made more.


Feb 06, 2019 09:17 AM #4
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

OMG, I love pretzels but, don't know if I would have the patience to make these - I want them NOW! LOL

Feb 06, 2019 09:11 PM #5
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lisa Von Domek - With Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and The Superbowl behind us, there's only one more great reason to participate in your Love Stories Contest - It's February and the world needs more love stories. I hope you get a lot of entries in before Valentine's Day and 10 times more before the end of February. Whew! Isn't this month zipping by fast!!!

Feb 10, 2019 02:27 PM #6
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