Soft Pretzel Recipe
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(For 6 large or 12 small pretzels)
3 ½ C of flour
4 Tbl. brown sugar
2 t salt (sea salt preferably)
1 Tblsp. yeast, dissolved in the water
1 C water (120°) fairly warm but not hot.
Tbl.. baking soda mixed with 1 Cup boiling water
in a small bowl.
1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl.
Mix water , yeast, brown sugar and salt in a food processor, or a large mixing bowl. Add flour and mix until dough is smooth. Add more flour if sticky. (If possible let the dough sit overnight in a plastic container in the fridge.)
Now divide the dough into 4, 6 or 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope, very thin, a little bigger than a pencil if your making 4 you can roll it about cigar size and 36 inches long .
Shape into an upside down U shape on your table. Bring the ends together and twist them.
Flatten the ends with your fingers and bring to the top of the pretzel and press in the dough to secure, making it look like a pretzel. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
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