This week I found a great recipe for hot, buttery, soft pretzels. My family gobbled them up because they are so good. I will say this is not my recipe. I will put the recipe here, but you can click here to see the recipe on Martha Stewart’s website. This recipe is pretty easy.
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
- About 1 cup warm water
- Pretzel salt (you can substitute this with sea salt)
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- Combine the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in a medium-sized bowl. Slowly add the water; mixing with a wooden spoon. Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead it for about 5 minutes – when it is soft and smooth.
- The recipe says to put in a bag to rise, but I put the dough in a large metal bowl that I sprayed with cooking spray. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 500°F. Spray your surface with cooking spray and transfer your dough to the sprayed area. Divide the dough into 8 parts. Roll each piece into a long thing rope. Twist each rope into the shape of a pretzel.
- Dip each pretzel into the warm water and then place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt and let them sit, uncovered for 10 minutes.
- Bake until golden – about 8-9 minutes. Take them out of the oven and brush generously with melted butter. You can also sprinkle on cinnamon sugar if you want them to be sweet.
I like to dip my pretzels in honey mustard or melted cheese dip. Enjoy!