I love pretzels. From la Snyder’s minis to la cinnamony Aunty Anne’s.
So I decided to make some yummy homemade ones. They are so easy to make too. Messy, but easy.
I coated them in egg and coarse sea salt. You could of course do a cinnamon-sugar topping too. That would be really good with vanilla gelato. ♥
- 2 cups of warm water
- 1 TBS. yeast
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 5-6 cups unbleached, all-purpose, flour
- baking soda
- 1 egg, beaten
- coarse sea salt
Preheat la oven to 4 degrees.
Dissolve la yeast and brown sugar in la 2 cups of warm water. Slowly mix in la flour one cup at a time. Knead la dough with your hands, adding more flour until la dough is soft and not sticky. Let la dough rest for 10 minutes.
After la ten minutes, flour your work surface and knead la dough jut a bit. Then separate it into fifteen equal sized balls.
Let la dough balls rest for another ten minutes. You want these pretzels soft!
After that, shape these dough balls into whatever shapes your heart desires.
I did a few different ones.
Next, place about 8 cups of water in a frying pan or iron skillet. Add 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda to this and bring it to a rapid boil.
Now here’s the fun part! (Besides eating la pretzels, of course.)
Plop the shaped pretzels into la boiling water two at a time, making sure they don’t touch. Boil them for one minute.
Remove them to a baking sheet and brush on a bit of la beaten egg. Then generously sprinkle on la coarse sea salt.
Repeat with all of your pretzels.
Bake them for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool la pretzels on a wire rack.
Best served while still warm.
You could serve these with any number of dipping sauces. I had mine with honey mustard and it was quite merveilleux! (wonderful!)