Monday, April 12, 2010

Mmmmm...giant pretzels

These are the BEST giant soft pretzels I've ever made! Ok, it's not like I make giant pretzels all the time, but I have made them before and because they haven't turned out as amazing as I expected, I gave up. Then I discovered this recipe, and homemade giant soft pretzels are now everything I've ever dreamed of...try it for yourself.

Auntie Ann’s Pretzels
1 1/2 c. warm water
2 T brown sugar
1 1/8 tsp salt
2 c. bread flour
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/8 tsp yeast

2 T baking soda
2 c. warm water

2 T melted butter
coarse salt or
cinnamon & sugar

Dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar & salt, stir to dissolve. Add flour and knead dough until smooth. Let rise 1/2 hour.
Prepare warm water & baking soda, stirring often.
After dough has risen, pull off handfuls and roll into a long rope about 1/2 inch or less thick and shape. Dip pretzel into soda solution & place on a greased baking sheet. Allow pretzel dough to rise once more.
Remove from oven and coat with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt, cinnamon & sugar, or any topping your heart desires!
Bake: 10 min. @ 450˚ Makes approx. 8-10 pretzels

1 comment:

Danny and Kristen Woodbury said...

Those are awesome soft pretzels! Nice work! Can't wait to try them out! I've never heard of bread flour... guess that shows what level of cook/baker I am! :) Okay... let's get the details... are you prego?? On April 10th you said, "Can't wait for Elliott to be a big sister" and then in the last post Pat was holding your stomach... ARE YOU? Maybe this isn't new news, but I haven't read it on your blog yet! By the way, I totally agree! Easter is MUCH more fun with kids!