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Buttery Soft Mall Pretzels

I’m strange in that the mall holds no special power over me except for its temptation of junk food that lures me in.  Hey, I try to maintain a reasonable diet but a life without carbs is no life at all!  One of my favorites are the soft pretzels.  If there’s promise of one in sight, I’ll gladly accompany you to the mall.  Otherwise, forget about it.

These are special because they’re much easier than you’d think, requiring no special equipment or ingredients.  They may be simply enjoyed requiring nothing more than a liberal brush of butter and sprinkle of salt but can also be served sweetly or even split to stuff with deli meat, burgers, pizza filling, cheese {oh, and the list goes on}!










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Buttery Soft Mall Pretzels
Serves: 4-6
  • 6.25 oz unbleached flour
  • ¼ ts fine salt
  • ½ ts sugar
  • 1½ ts yeast
  • ½ c warm water
  • ¼ c warm water
  • ½ tb baking soda
  • Melted butter for brushing
  • Salt to sprinkle
  1. Stir the flour, salt, and sugar.
  2. Stir in the yeast and ½ c water that's at 110 degrees. It's important not to kill your yeast with water that is too hot.
  3. If mixing by hand, knead for at least 10 minutes or until very smooth. If using a stand mixer, mix for 4-6 minutes until very smooth. The dough is ready when it is no longer as sticky and holds its shape.
  4. Lightly grease a large bowl, place the dough in, cover, and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
  5. When it's doubled in size, check the texture of the dough. If it's still a bit sticky, use a light dusting of flour and knead until smooth. Don't use too much flour. Otherwise, cut into portions and roll out long ropes. The length you desire is up to you. Shape into a pretzel.
  6. In a shallow bowl, microwave the ¼ c water and baking soda for 40 seconds. Dip each pretzel into this water, blot off any excess, salt {for salted ones}, then lay on lightly greased baking sheets. Allow them to rest for 10-15 minutes before baking.
  7. Bake at 450 for 7-9 minutes.
  8. Butter when hot.
For this recipe, you can either use your hands or a stand mixer with its hook attachment. The latter is much easier.


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