I love hot pretzels!
I love them so much, I finally decided to make them.
Because I love them so much, I call them Love Knots.
Looks to me like they were baked with LOVE!
I used Alton Brown’s recipe you can print it HERE. I also listed the instructions below.
Prep Time 30 minutes, inactive time 1 hour, cook time 25 minutes Makes 8 pretzels.
- 1 1/2 cups warm (110 to 115 degrees F) water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 22 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 1/2 cups
- 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
- Vegetable oil, for pan
- 10 cups water
- 2/3 cup baking soda
- 1 large egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water
- Pretzel salt
It’s very easy.
This is the yeast mixture, flour and butter mixing with the dough hook.
It gets smooth and pulls away from the bowl.
wash the bowl and oil it and replace the dough to rise.
I cut it like a pizza, so each would be relatively even.
I rolled them our and twisted them and placed them on a silicone sheet.
This is what they look like after they are out of the boiling water.
They get an egg wash and salt
Then they are baked.
mmm…looks like a lot of LOVE to me. It was hard to share, I wanted to eat them all.