I made these guys last night after not having them for soooo long, and wow, they will be made again very, very soon! They are SO good! I got the recipe so many years ago from Food.com, and totally forgot about it until my husband and I walked past the pretzel stand at the mall the other day and went “MMMMMM pretzels…” at the same time. Then,
my husband asked me told my sister if she came over so we could finally watch our shows, I’d make pretzels lol. After the fact, I’m glad he did, because as lazy as I was last night, they were sooooo worth it!
Soft Pretzels Recipe:
- 1 1/4 cups water (hot, but not too hot that you can’t keep your finger in it for a little while)
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups bread flour
- 2 cups flour
- Course salt
- Melted butter (or Earth Balance, like I used) to brush over pretzels once baked
Mix your hot water and brown sugar together until granules are completely dissolved, and pour over yeast. You don’t need to wait 10 minutes like some recipes say, to make sure your yeast is live, if after a few minutes it foams up, you’re good to go onto the next step.
Add all your bread flour in, and 1 1/4 cups your regular flour, and mix. Add the 1/4 cup flour if needed. You don’t want a wet dough, but definitely not dry!! I didn’t need to add in the whole amount, but it all depends on different things, such as the weather. I know, weird, but if it’s humid, you may need even more flour. Don’t over mix it, as you want nice, soft pretzels, not tough, and hard. Once your dough is made, let it sit for at least 20 minutes, to double in size. Once it’s risen, preheat your oven to 500F, punch the dough down, and break it off into pieces. I can’t remember how many it made, as I made different sizes and pretzel sticks as well. You want to roll it out really, really thin, as it get’s a lot bigger as it bakes.