Hot Butter Pretzels

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In the newspaper there was an article about homemade pretzels (originally from "King Arthur's Flour Baking Companion") and I decided to give it a try.


- 2 1/2 cups un bleached flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 1/4 teaspoons of instant yeast dissolved in 7/8 to 1 cup warm water (110 - 115 F)

- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Coarse, kosher, or pretzel salt
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Step 1: Put All Of The Dough Ingredients Into A Bowl And Beat Until Nicely Combined

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Step 2: Mix It Up

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Knead the dough in a mixer, or by hand for 5 min., until it's smooth, soft, and pretty slack. Then dust it with flour and put it in a plastic bag. Close the bag, (leave room for the dough to expand) and Let it rest for 30 min.

Step 3: Put The Dough Onto A Lightly Greased Surface

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Split the dough into 8 equal pieces. Let the pieces rest, not covered, for 5 minutes.

Step 4: Roll Out The Dough

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Roll the pieces of dough into a thin rope, about 22 inches long. Twist each rope into a pretzel shape. Brush each of the pretzels with the warm water mixed with a teaspoon of sugar and set them on the baking sheets. Sprinkle them with a little salt. Then let them rest for 10 min. uncovered.

Step 5: Baking

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Bake the pretzels in a preheated, 500F oven for 8 to 10 min. or until they're golden brown. But don't forget to reverse the baking sheets half way through.

Step 6: Spread On The Butter

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Take the pretzels out of the oven, and thoroughly brush on three tablespoons of melted butter on the pretzels. It may seem like a lot, but that's what gives them their yummy flavor.

Step 7: Eat And Enjoy!

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I hope you enjoy the pretzels! They taste best when eaten warm.
kbp555 (author) 10 months ago
Great! Different shapes are fun, aren't they? I made one of them a braid, and that turned out really cool!
RobColossal made it!11 months ago

I made these yesterday for my family. Three times, I made them for my family. Wait, I have to give credit where it's due - my seven-year old twin nephews helped me twist them up. They were so simple and so delicious, everyone wanted me to make them AGAIN today. Well, OK!!!

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miaryanne11 months ago
Wow cool
kbp555 (author) 11 months ago
MicioGatta made it!11 months ago

Done :)

kbp555 (author) 11 months ago
BATMANluc11 months ago
My family and I just made them and they are amazing!
crafts_diy11 months ago
These seem soo good! I really want to make them with my family. It will be really fun!!
miaryanne11 months ago
This is awesome
kbp555 (author) 11 months ago
If you want to check out some other yummy foods, check out miaryanne
kbp555 (author) 11 months ago
:) I hope you like them!
sunshiine11 months ago

I have never made pretzels before but I faved this so I can give them a try sometime. Homemade taste so much better. Thanks for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day!


kbp555 (author) 11 months ago
Check out the instructable I made called Chake
kbp555 (author) 11 months ago
Thank you
pichonfrog1111 months ago
This looks soooo good imam vote for you dude!!!
kbp555 (author) 11 months ago
I just ate a piece of one. :)
kbp555 (author) 11 months ago
I hope you try them!
wilgubeast11 months ago

You can mail these to 9 Pier, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111. C/O my mouth.

My goodness, these look wonderful. Great share.

ashleaf11 months ago
These look good!