I saw this recipe a while ago and finally got around to making them this week. I did make a few changes from the original recipe.
- 1 1/2 cups warm water (around 110F)
- 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (1 pkg)
- 6 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 1/2 cups flour
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 1/2 quarts water
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp cold water
- Coarse salt
- Combine the water, sugar, yeast, and butter in a large bowl. Mix with a dough hook until combined.
- Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Add the salt and flour. Mix on a low speed until combined. Increase the speed until completely combined and the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl (about 3-4 minutes).
- Oil a separate bowl with the canola oil. Add the dough and turn to coat with oil.
- Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm spot until the dough doubles in size (about 1 hour)
- Preheat the oven to 425F.
- Bring the water to boil in a large pot. Add the baking soda.
- Divide the dough and roll each piece into a long rope.
- Cut the dough into bite size pieces or make cute little pretzels.
- A couple at a time, place the pretzel pieces into the boiling water mixture for about 30 seconds.
- Remove with a slotted spoon and place onto a sprayed baking sheet.
- Mix the egg and cold water together and brush over the pretzels
- Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes (until golden brown)
These are so yummy!