Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pretzel Time!

My girls and I decided to make pretzels from scratch today. We started with excitement!

We decided to do some with salt and some with sugar/ cinnamon

They turned out delicious!

If you want to give it a try here's the recipe we used, the pictures only show half the recipe.
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons water
- Coarse salt, optional
- 3 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon (each) combined

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water. Add sugar, salt, butter, and egg. Stir in half the flour and mix. Continually add the rest of the flour until it makes a stiff dough. Cover bowl tightly and refrigerate for anywhere from 2 to 24 hours. Punch dough down and divide in half. Cut each half into eight pieces, making sixteen in total. Do this on a floured surface. Roll the piece into a long rope. Fold into pretzel shape and place on greased baking pan. In a small bowl mix the egg yolk and water together and brush onto pretzels. Sprinkle salt on if you like. Cover the pretzels and put them in a warm place until they double in size, around a half hour. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes until brown. If you want to try the sugar/ cinnamon combo wait until after they are baked. Spread a small bit of water on the hot pretzel. Then dip into a bowl with the sugar/ cinnamon mixtures, shake off the excess and enjoy!

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