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Offline canadianbacon

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If you love pizza, you'll love this pretzel recipe
« on: October 08, 2003, 10:35:44 AM »
This is a recipe that was done today on Christine Crushing live, for their Octoberfest show.
The pretzels looks amazing.  My brother has made homemade pretzels many times and they are just out of this world.

I just thought that since all of us make pizza dough on a regular basis, this would be a fun and interesting one to try out also.  Plus what goes better with a frosty cracklin' cold mug of beer than a nice pretzel eh !  ;D

recipe url is here: http://www.foodtv.ca/recipes/recipedetails/recipe_4511.asp

Here's the recipe:
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Pretzels
Yield: 8

If you want to flavour the pretzels, sprinkle with a little cumin seeds or caraway seeds before they are baked in the oven. Makes 8 large pretzels.
Ingredients:

Dough


1 cup warm water (250 ml)
1 pkg package (1/4-ounce) active dry yeast
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour (325 ml)
2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature (30 ml)
1/2 tsp salt (2 ml)
1 tbsp sugar (15 ml)
flour, for bench flour

Assembly


8 cups water
10 tsp baking soda (50 ml)
Coarse sea salt

Directions:


Dough
Add warm water to the bowl of a stand mixer, sprinkle the yeast over the water. Let sit for 5 minutes or until foaming.


Sift together the 1 cups flour with the sugar and salt onto parchment paper or a medium bowl. Add flour mixture and butter to yeast mixture in the stand mixer. Mix dough in the stand mixer fitted with a dough hook on medium speed about 3 to 5 minutes. If necessary, with a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl to incorporate all the flour. Sift 1 cup flour, add to dough and mix in. If the dough is still really sticky, add remaining cup flour.


Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead by hand so that the dough is no longer sticky. Place dough in a lightly oiled large bowl. Cover with saran wrap. Place dough in a warm place. Let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.


Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.


Punch down the dough and divide it into eight equal pieces. Roll out each piece with the palms of your hands until the piece is approximately 22-inches long. Form each long piece into a pretzel shape or leave shape and make pretzel sticks.


Transfer pretzels to prepared baking sheets leaving 1 1/2-inch space between pretzels, that is, about 4 pretzels per baking sheet. Place in a warm place and let rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.


Assembly
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.


In a large non-reactive pot, bring water and baking soda to a boil.


Carefully add 4 pretzels, right side up, in the boiling baking soda solution with a slotted spoon. Flip the pretzel over. The pretzels are only in the solution for about 20 seconds total time. Carefully transfer pretzels back to baking sheet, right side, spacing again apart and 4 per sheet. Sprinkle each one generously with coarse sea salt. Repeat with cooking process with 4 remaining pretzels.


Bake in oven until the pretzels are crispy and brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool briefly before eating. Serve with mustard if desired.
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Re:If you love pizza, you'll love this pretzel recipe
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2003, 06:41:55 PM »
I have been looking for a good soft pretzel recipe.... thanks!!  ;D
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Re:If you love pizza, you'll love this pretzel recipe
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2003, 04:10:04 PM »
I just wanted to giv emy input.  So far I have made pretzels using this recipe 3 time sin 2 weeks.  They are just amazing.  Everyone loves them.  And of course they go great with mustard.  You can take em out earlier for soft ones or leave em in longer for crispy ones.  As I speak I am making a batch right now but I only used 1/4 cup water and substituted the rest with milk and buttermilk.  I'll let you know hwo it turns out.
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Thick crust, or thin?

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Re:If you love pizza, you'll love this pretzel recipe
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2003, 04:19:15 PM »
Hi Wayne !

Wow, glad somebody tried it out  ;D

Yah they are addicting / addictive aren't they !

I actually went out and bought larger type sea salt for 'em, comes in a little
box, and I sprinkle that on, anyway just love 'em also.

My brother used to make them about 10 years ago, and since then they have been forever in my blood :-)

Not the same recipe, but they were just as good.

anyway thanks for posting !

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Re:If you love pizza, you'll love this pretzel recipe
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2003, 06:29:16 PM »
I'm trying it this week.  Taking off work and it sounds like a good holiday treat!

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Re:If you love pizza, you'll love this pretzel recipe
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2003, 06:39:12 PM »
Hi Dan,

Keep us posted :-)

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Re:If you love pizza, you'll love this pretzel recipe
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2003, 04:20:38 PM »
 ;D Hey CanadianBacon!
I am going to try this!It looks like a very good recipe~
going to add it to my repetoire P/S What type of sea salt or coarse salt do you recommend? ???