Soft Pretzels From Scratch

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 You ever want a soft pretzel, but those freezer brand pretzels or stale convenient store brands won't cut it? Well turns out they're pretty easy to make, require few ingredients and are not at all time consuming.

To add to the benefits, these are vegan friendly
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Step 1: Supplies

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This is what you'll need:
1 1/8 tsp Yeast 
2 Tbsp    Brown Sugar
3/4 cup   Water
2 cups    Flour(you can use half wheat if you want)
Salt to taste (or cinnamon sugar is you want)

2 Tbsp   Baking Soda
More water (it's not rocket science, enough to fill a pot 2/3 full)

Equiptment: Mixing bowl, rubber spatula, pot to bowl water, thermometer, baking sheet, microwave

Yea...that's it

Step 2: Start your yeast

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 Ok, you're gonna want to put your yeast and your brown sugar into your mixing bowl

Use your microwave to heat your water to about 120 degree fahrenheit, this temperature is important and will keep your yeast happy for it's short life. When this is done, pour the water in with the year, stir it to dissolve the sugar and then let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

Yeast is alive, after getting the sugar to dissolve just let it sit. Seeing small bubbles grow is a good thing.  If you smell it now, it'll smell just like a soft pretzel

While your waiting, preheat the oven to 475

Step 3: Add flour

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 Add your flour to the yeast mixture in 1/2 cup increments, mix it in with your spatula until it starts to become a thick dough then use your hands (this will be messy).
Once you have a dough that seems right (it will not yet be elastic and thick), move on to step 5 (but still read step 4!).

Step 4: Get your water boiling

Use a pot that will be big enough for a pretzel to fit in. Add water till your pot is around 2/3 full and throw in your baking soda. Bring this mixture to a boil.
godoggie3 years ago
So going to try these! I'm thinking maybe a couple of these and a smoothie... Mmmm... Thanks for the 'ible!

lemonie5 years ago
I could eat those right now.

Logan D (author) 5 years ago
 By the way, let these sit for a little and they'll become more dense and chewy (not at all in a bad way though)
However, fresh out of the oven they're soft and moist