Monday, July 19, 2010

Soft Pretzels

I love it when I'm walking through the mall and I pass by one of those soft pretzel shops!  They always smell so good!  The smell will make me start to salivate when I'm still 5 stores away.  They are just so wonderful.  So chewy...and buttery...and perfect in every way!  They only thing that I don't like about them is paying for them.  I'll be honest, I'm tight with our money when it comes to that sort of thing.  So I wasn't sad when I happened to come across several recipes for them online!  This recipe is from one of my favorite blogs Creations by Kara.  She always has the best things on her site.  These pretzels are so easy!  Have fun and enjoy!

Soft Pretzels
1/2 cup warm water
2 Tbsp yeast
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
4 cups flour

Add yeast to warm water..  Add sugar, salt, and milk.  Stir in flour to make a stiff dough.  (Unlike most bread recipes, you want plenty of flour.  That makes the pretzels chewier.)  Knead on floured counter about 5 minutes.  Let dough rest for 5 minutes.  Form into pretzels following the instructions below.  Bake at 400 degrees F for about 15-18 minutes.  Depending on the size of your pretzels, this recipe makes about 10-12 pretzels.

  1. Pull off an egg sized ball of dough.

  1. Roll the dough into a rope about 14"-20" long.  I roll it until it is about the diameter of a pencil.

  1. Cross ends to make a loop.

  1. Twist ends one time. (Sorry the picture is fuzzy)

  1. Bring the ends down

  1. Tuck ends under the bottom of the loop and place on a greased cookie sheet.

  1. Brush pretzel with milk and sprinkle your favorite toppings.  I'm boring. ;-)  I stuck with course sea salt.  So very yummy!

  1. The finished product.  

  1. Happy baking!!!

Creations by Kara

For those of you that are admiring my plate, it is a Moda Home product, but I'm sorry to say that it has been discontinued.  For a limited time, there are a few left here in a different print.  Get them fast before they are gone!

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  1. I think I am in big big trouble! I ♥ soft pretzels and these look very addicting :)

  2. mmmm...i love soft pretzels! Very dangerous to know how to make them at home!!!

    jen @

  3. Yours look better than the mall ones. I could just jump right through the screen and have one right now, I am hungry! Thanks and nice to meet you on Something I Just whipped UP.

  4. I've tried soft pretzel recipes before without success, but nothing with this combinations of ingredients! I can't WAIT to try this out, I'll let you know how it goes. :O)

  5. I'm with Christy - I haven't had much success with soft pretzels - but I'm wiling to keep trying! maybe this is the recipe that will work for me! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Looks like a fun recipe to make with my 4 boys! thanks!

  7. My kids love soft pretzels. I'll have to give this a try.

    Thanks for stopping by my site.

  8. @ Christi & Country Gal - Don't worry! Thanks to Kara, this recipe is so easy. I'm sure that they'll turn out great! Let me know how it goes! =)

  9. Oh my grandson is sooo going to love you for posting this! We will be putting this on our Sunday Funday family project list this week. Thanks!

  10. hello New Nebi, Tee Hee, Thanks so much for stopping by, yes this blogging is fun, and I can see how it could be addicting. You also look as if your doing good, and NOW, I must say I need a pretsel! YUM!

  11. I love soft pretzels! Yummy!
    Thanks for linking up!

  12. I'm glad you like my pretzel recipe! Thanks for linking back to me, I appreciate it!
    I just stumbled this post. :)

  13. Those look so good! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with us at Anything Related!

  14. Yum! I love pretzels and this recipe looks delicious and easy. Too bad I just started a diet and these are off limits!

    I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting this Thursday the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in!

  15. I am going to make these ASAP! (Not that I need more bread!) but they don't seem to difficult - no boiling! And yes, I was totally digging that plate!



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