Recipe for soft pretzels are one of those snacks that are on every single street corner and down every fourth turn in a supermarket. And while I might crave the bubbly centers and the weathered crusts, I’ll admit to thinking that pretzels really ought to be taken on the go some of the time.
After all, who has time to wait in a restaurant for pretzels and dip?
The recipes we’ve found not only boil the dough and add salt, but they also serve the pretzels with oil, butter, and a spicy cayenne pepper.
What you’ll need:
One 5-pound bag of premixed flour with salt
One 6-ounce package baker’s yeast
1 quart 2% milk
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup warm water
1 tablespoon salt
2 to 4 pounds of cooking oil
Directions for recipe for soft pretzels:
- Pour the water into the warm liquid to make it a little more than 1 quart. Add the 2/2 milk, eggs, sugar, and butter.
- Turn the mixer on low and start adding in ingredients.
- Mix until the dough starts being formed, then turn the mixer off.
- Let the dough mix rise for about 30 minutes before turning out onto a floured surface and kneading the dough for about 8 minutes.
- Make sure that it isn’t too sticky and that your hands won’t be hurting after kneading.
- Make the pretzels by rolling the dough out into a long-straight rectangle, then rolling the dough up into a cylinder.
- About 1 inch from one end, use kitchen scissors to cut off the dough for the dangling end.
- Puncture the middle of the dough with a fork, then twist and roll the dough.
- Boil the dough for around 2 minutes before dipping into melted butter.
- Repeat the twisting and rolling steps, then fry in boiling cooking oil for a golden brown.