This dough is enough for eight pretzels, so divide it up evenly!
Then you shape them into pretzels. Once, wile I was being lazy, I just twisted them into sticks, which was still pretty cool.Ok so here is the moment of truth.**drums for added effect** The mountain of fizz! I think that this happened because of the baking soda that I added. : D So I slid a pretzel at a time into the pot, after the fizz went down. I sprinkled some salt on top of the pretzels, and baked them. I also baked some non boiled pretzels. The pretzel on the left was not boiled, the one on the right was. The ones that were boiled and baked were chewier. I like the ones that were not boiled also, because they were sort of crisp and cool in their own unique way.
*I forgot to brush my non boiled pretzels with egg wash to make them shiny, but thats ok, they were still great!
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup water
- 1-2 tbs baking soda
Combine the flour and salt in a med. bowl. Add the yeast mixture, and 3/4 cup water. Mix untill combined. Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth.
Place in an oiled bowl, and let rise until doubled, about an hour.
Cut the dough into 8 pieces and shape into pretzels, of pretzel twists.
You can either boil them in some water with the 1-2 tbs of baking soda for about a 30 sec. to a min., then bake at 400 degrees, or you can skip the boiling, and just bake at 400 degrees, but brush the pretzels with a little egg wash, or melted butter. Sprinkle with Salt.
Bake for 15-20 min, or until golden brown