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Monday, March 21, 2011

Soft Pretzels

The Christmas after My Mr Right and I got married, my mother-in-law gave all of us this AWESOME recipe book with recipes from generations back, as well as ones she used in her family and recipes her kids and good friends use in their families.  It’s quite the feat, this recipe book, and one of my favorite resources.  This recipe is one of our very most favorites!

SOFT PRETZELS
 

Ingredients:
1Tbsp Yeast
1/8 Cup Warm Water
1 1/3 Cups Warm Water
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
3 3/4 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Salt

Directions
Dissolve yeast in 1/8 cup warm water. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Kneed until smooth.  Sometimes I just throw the stuff in the bread maker on the dough cycle… a lot less arm work.  Optional: Let dough rise in an ungreased bowl, uncovered, for 1 hour.  Divide into 12 pieces and shape into pretzels.

Bring to a boil:
1 Quart Water
3 Tbsp. Baking Soda
3 Tsp. Sugar
Drop pretzel into boiling mixture. About 15 to 20 seconds on each side, Place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with course sea salt. Bake at 400° for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.  Watch the bottoms… they over-cook first.


   
Yum!  This takes some time, but they are SOO worth it.  Store any extras in a bowl covered with a dish towel.  If you put them in an air-tight container it gets too moist and the pretzels absorb the salt crystals.  And they are always better fresh… we triple the recipe (for 8 people) and rarely have leftovers.  Carb overload?  Yes, please.

Krista

37 comments:

  1. Oh yum yum yum I always talk about making my own soft pretzels, thanks so much for the recipe I'll deff be trying soon!

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  2. Mmmm, those look delish. I have company coming over tomorrow morning, so if I can get going early enough, I'm going to try a batch!

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  3. Oh gosh, just what I needed to see, lol. This looks incredible. sprinkled with some cinnamon sugar, ohhhh, drooool.

    Thanks for sharing, it looks fabulous!!

    I'd love for you to link this up girl, come on over when you get a chance.

    Hugs,

    Bella :)Bella Before and After

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  4. I think that's so cool that you have family recipes that were passed down! My mom did something similar for my sister and I when we went to college and she collected our favorite recipes from friends and family for us. Anyway, these look great! Every time I try to make soft pretzels, they come out gross, but I'll have to try these!

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  5. Those look wonderful. I love my carbs.


    I have a give away going on, can't remember if I shared it with you yet. I am trying to let all the bloggers I follow know about it.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-wreaths-rain-snow-or-shine-its.html

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  6. Those look so delicious. Yum!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party. Each party I pick one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link: http://bit.ly/i5BHt8

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  7. YUMMM!!! love these! i'll have to try this recipe.
    layercakedesigns.blogspot.com

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  8. I love soft pretzels but have never attempted to make my own. I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Anything Related!

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  9. These look fabulous! I'll have to try them!

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  10. These looks great! Thanks for sharing! I will be trying these soon!

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  11. Those look yummy! My mom used to bake things like this as a surprise when we came home from school. I haven't had homemade soft pretzels in years, so send some over my way when you do them again!

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  12. Yum, I love warm pretzels with a sprinkling of salt!

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  13. YAY!!!! I have been looking for a great soft pretzel recipe! we have a place in the mall that sells them but they they are so expensive and I hardly ever go to our mall lol.

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  14. Genius - nothing like bringing a carnival staple to your own sweet kitchen!! Now if only I could get a cotton candy machine for my house...

    This is PERFECT for my new linky party, Foodie Friday. Please stop on over and link up!

    Oh - and found you at Stuff and Nonsense!

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  15. I LOVE Pretzels, but it's hard to find them around here, so I'll definitely give these a try. Awesome pictures, I wish I could try them! ;-) Found you through hodgpodge Friday and am your newest follower. Would love for you to visit Helpful Daddy at http://helpfuldaddy.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh man, if I could make tasty soft pretzels like the ones at the mall, I might have a problem...a good problem, but a problem.

    You have great pictures and directions...I might just have to try making some, hopefully they won't be too addictive :)

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  17. Oh my, these look delicious! Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party, I'm featuring you. Please stop by and grab an "I was featured" button if you'd like. :)

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  18. These look so yummy! I wish I had them in my mouth right now! I am having a giveaway from Stampin up on my blog would love to have you enter http://momsofalltrades.blogspot.com/2011/03/big-300-giveaway.html

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  19. Oh this looks fantastic! My son loves soft pretzels, we go to the mall a lot just to get him one. I should totally be making these at home now!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Maegan :)

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  20. These look delicious. I live out in the boonies, (Missouri, out on the country between towns), and I am sixty miles away from the nearest mall with a pretzel shop. God bless you for this wonderful looking recipe! I have been thinking about how good a hot pretzel would taste. I will be trying this very soon. Thanks for sharing!Please stop by a visit me sometime.

    Hugs, and Happy Crafting,
    Jane
    http://jneesnest.blogspot.com

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  21. Mmmm. I've always wanted to try soft pretzels! There are seriously good comfort food! Thanks for the recipe and for linking up to Think Pink Sundays! :)

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  22. These look awesome...I do want to make them soon!

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  23. Yumm!! I love soft pretzels! Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Hey there! I just want to tell you thank you for sharing this recipe...i will be trying it today with my kids:)

    heidi
    chickhardware.blogspot.com

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  25. Hey Krista, clearly everyone went crazy for these pretzels, I'm not the only one who drooled over them lol.

    I loved it so much I FEATURED you, I know I'm late letting you know, but I hope it still puts a smile on your face.

    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

    **Features from week #29** @ Bella Before and After
    Also I would LOVE to invite you to check out my new PINTEREST BOARDS let me know what you think!!
    Thanks girl :)

    Hugs,
    Bella

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  26. Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday @ Nap Time Creations! Come back and link again next week! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  27. My kids are going to LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing! I am a new follower!
    Jenni
    kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com

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  28. Yummy! My kids love to get these at the mall. How fun to make them at home!

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  29. This looks so good. I'm having a recipe only link party "Cast Party Wednesday". This would be a perfect addition to my party. I would love it if you came by and shared some of your recipes with us.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  30. YUMMY....I will definitely be trying this recipe! TFS.

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  31. Wish I had one of these right now. I love pretzels!

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  32. YUM YUM YUM!!!!! I just pinned this on pinterest! Looks yummy!

    xoxo, Mallory

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  33. Mmm I love me some soft pretzels! Thanks for posting the recipe!!

    Feel free to link up to my new Make Yourself Monday blog hop! I'd love to have you and your pretzels over there. :o)

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  34. These look and sound delicious. I already copied the recipe, can't wait to try it.

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