Mall Pretzels

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Big chewy pretzels like those sold in the mall! You may substitute garlic salt or cinnamon sugar for the coarse salt if you wish.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen pretzels

Ingredients

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 ⅛ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup bread flour

  • 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons coarse kosher salt

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast, brown sugar and salt in 1 1/2 cups warm water. Stir in flour, and knead dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover, and let rise for one hour.

  2. Combine 2 cups warm water and baking soda in an 8 inch square pan. Line 6 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  3. After dough has risen, cut into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 3 foot rope, pencil thin or thinner. Twist into a pretzel shape, and dip into the baking soda solution. Place onto parchment covered baking sheets, and let rise 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with coarse salt, garlic salt or cinnamon sugar.

Editor's Note

When forming the ropes, roll each one to about half the length you want, then set it aside while you roll the rest. By the time you get back to the first rope, it will have rested enough to roll further.

A 3-foot long rope will make a pretzel approximately 8-inches in diameter. Plan on using one baking sheet for every two pretzels.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
2g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 1783mg 78%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 61mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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