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Soft Buttery Pretzels

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May 26, 2014
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Author Notes

These are soft and amazingly good. Perfect as a snack! —Anne

  • Makes 6 big pretzels
Ingredients
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3-4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast on top of them milk. Then add the sugar and mix. Wait for 5 minutes. Make sure there are at least small bubbles on the top of the mixture. If not, start over. Now, add 3 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt. Knead until smooth and elastic. Add flour as needed. Let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Turn out onto a work space and cut into 6 equal pieces. Smoosh one of the pieces down until flat and no big/any air bubbles left. Roll into a 3 feet long strand. Don’t worry if it shrinks some when twisting, that’s why it was rolled to be 3 feet. :) Now take the strand and fold the ends of it over each other, like a pretzel shape, except without the extra twist. Now, twist the ends once to make a traditional pretzel shape! Mix water and baking soda in a plate and dip the pretzel into it. Place wet pretzel onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle on some coarse salt if desired. Let it rise for 20 minutes or until poofy. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 F. Place pretzels into the preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Brush with butter when hot, if desired. Eat and enjoy!
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4 Reviews

meagain November 10, 2014
Obviously, it's a VERY complicated matter for someone who can not read with comprehension...the "issue" is NOT with

the BAKING SODA! The "issue" is with the
AMOUNT OF BAKING POWDER NEEDED
THAT IS CLEARLY AN INGREDIENT IN
THE WRITTEN RECIPE, BUT NOT ON THE
INGREDIENT LIST! And why should someone reading a printed recipe have to
"research for another" to try and figure out
a recipe that is riddled with mistakes??? (sigh) ...and speaking of "thinking on your toes", well, obviously someone can't think so great on her FEET...LOL!
 
Brittany M. November 10, 2014
if a recipe is missing one ingredient that is basic for a pretzel then research for another. Thats thinking on your toes. The baking soda is just a wash for the pretzel...like an egg wash for the top. not complicated.
 
Clara October 17, 2014
I needed a quick pretzel recipe for a Friday team snack at work with beer, and this one turned out pretty good, though the measurement for the baking powder would have been helpful! I added about 1 TBSP (which I think was too much). These aren't super "pretzelly", but more regular white bread in the shape of a pretzel. All in all, it was a comforting treat, warm out of the oven, with the butter melted on top.
 
meagain September 9, 2014
I am really becoming discouraged with this site! You guys/gals who post these recipes almost always leave out a measurement
or ingredient when wrting the recipes...like now...where is the measure for the "baking POWDER" called for in the recipe? Geez....