Project Description

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pretzel dough: 1 Package active dry yeast (2 tsp) 1/8 cup of tepid water 1 1/3 cup of tepid water 1/8 tsp salt 1 tbsp brown sugar 4 cups of flour (4 1/2 Cups) rock salt (dont mix in with the dough) Baking soda bath: 2 tbsp of baking soda for every cup of water used Mix the yeast with the 1/8 cup of tepid water along with the brown sugar. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy. Mix in the remaining ingredients of water, salt, and flour. Knead well. Some recipes will say that it doesnt need to be left to rise. But it is so much easier to shape it into a rope when you do. Place your dough ball in an oiled bowl and cover it with a tea towel. Leave it to rise for about an hour in a warm space. About 5-10 minutes before, start prepping your baking soda bath in a pan/pot. The level of water used is up to you and the depth of your pan/pot. You would need to add in two tablespoon of baking soda to every cup of water. Bring it to a boil and turn it down to a simmer. I made 6 decent sized pretzels with this amount of dough. Do not knead or deflate your the dough at this point. Divide it into 6 equal portions and roll each of them into a rope and twist it into a pretzel. Place pretzels one at a time in the baking soda bath for 10-15 seconds. Make sure that it is fully submerged. You can hold it down with a spatula. Remove the pretzel from the bath and let it drain for a few seconds before placing it onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle some rock salt all around your pretzel. Repeat for the rest. Bake at 400f/200c for 15-19 minutes or until golden brown.

Q&A with Seamreaper

robbief asked:
These look delicious....I would love your recipe and directions!
Seamreaper answered:
Hi Robbief, I added the instructions in the 'What advice would you give someone starting this project?' section. It's so much easier to read there than in the comment section! Good luck with the pretzels. These were definitely nommy.

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