Monday, May 24, 2010
what you need:
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 1\2 cups warm water
1\4 cup brown sugar
4 1\2 cups flour
what you do:
Combine yeast, warm water and sugar together. Let it stand for about 5 minutes.
Add flour to your liquid mixture.
Beat with a dough hook or knead on a floured surface for about 7 minutes.
Let stand for 10 minutes.
Fill a saucepan with 3\4 full with water. For every cup of water, add 2 teaspoons baking soda to the pan. Bring to a boil.
Divide dough into 12 pieces and roll each piece into a rope and fold into a pretzel. Drop each pretzel in the boiling water for about 10 seconds.
Remove and place pretzels on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with kosher salt.
Bake for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown at 450