Soft Pretzels

Ingredients

Mix and Kneed

Let set Covered and oiled until it doubles in size

Prepare the Dipping Mixture

  • Heat  4 Cups of water
  • Add 1/2 cup baking soda

Final Step                                    Preheat Oven to 400

  • Divide the Dough into 12 pieces
  • Roll Each Piece into a Rope
  • Twist into a pretzel shape
  • Dip into the Hot Soda water for about the time it takes to make another pretzel
  • Place On Greased Pan or _Pan covered with Parchment
  • Sprinkle generously with Kosher or Large grain salt
  • Bake until Brown  About 8 minutes

originally posted on Apr 11, 2015

Yeast

Here is some general information about Yeast.

1 small package of yeast is approximately 2  1/2 teaspoons

1 small package is generally enough for one recipe

if you use less yeast it will just take longer for the bread to rise as long as there is enough food(Sugar)  for the yeast to eat.

There are two ways to to use the yeast in recipes.

  • The way I prefer is to just dry mix it into the ingredients and make sure the liquids you add are warmish( 100 degrees F)
  • The other way is to Proof the Yeast
    • Warm all the liquids to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Add a teaspoon of sugar
    • add yeast
    • Let sit for 5 minutes until it bubbles