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Eric’s Buttery Soft Pretzels

Eric’s Buttery Soft Pretzels

Review Overview

ease of preparation and cooking
10
availability of ingredients
10
specialized cooking utensils required
10

Perfect

Eric's Buttery Soft Pretzels are the best 5 minutes from the oven but they will travel. Great with the Texas Honey Mustard on the site or Nacho Cheese.

Eric's Buttery Soft Pretzels
 
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Ingredients
  • Dough
  • 1½ cups 115 degrees F water
  • 1 T Sugar in the Raw
  • 2 t kosher salt
  • 2½ t active dry yeast
  • 22 Oz King Arthur all-purpose flour
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, melted
  • Boil
  • 10 cups water
  • ⅔ cup baking soda
  • Toping
  • 1 large egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • Flake Salt
  • Vegetable oil for pan
Instructions
  1. Combine water, sugar and kosher salt in a stand mixer and sprinkle yeast on top.
  2. Rest 15 minutes
  3. Add flour and butter using the dough hook attachment on low speed until bowl is clean.
  4. Change to medium speed and knead until the dough is smooth 5 minutes.
  5. Remove dough from bowl, clean bowl and then oil it well with vegetable oil.
  6. Return dough to bowl, cover with plastic wrap place bowl in upper middle rack of oven and in lower part of oven add boiling water to a 13 x 9 pan for approximately 2 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
  7. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper and lightly brush with vegetable oil.
  8. Bring 10 cups of water and baking soda to a rolling boil in an 8-quart saucepan or roasting pan.
  9. Turn the dough out onto a slightly oiled work surface and divide into 16 equal pieces.
  10. Roll out each piece of dough into a 18-inch rope.
  11. Shape the pretzel.
  12. and put onto parchment-lined sheet pan.
  13. Place the pretzels into the boiling water for 30 seconds.
  14. Remove them from the water using a large flat spatula.
  15. Return to the sheet pan,
  16. Brush the top of each pretzel with the beaten egg yolk then sprinkle with flake salt.
  17. Bake until dark golden brown in color, approximately 12 to 14 minutes.
  18. Transfer to a cooling rack for at least 5 minutes before serving.

 

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Review Overview

ease of preparation and cooking
10
availability of ingredients
10
specialized cooking utensils required
10

Perfect

Eric's Buttery Soft Pretzels are the best 5 minutes from the oven but they will travel. Great with the Texas Honey Mustard on the site or Nacho Cheese.

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