Learning to cook … one kid at a time

Fast and Fat Soft Pretzels September 2, 2010

Filed under: "Fast Food",For Helpers! — gastromami @ 6:50 pm

I’m not really feeling food right now.  At all.

But what I am feeling are warm, yeasty homemade pretzels.

This recipe is from the book “Applehood and Motherpie” – a classic that my mother used all the time growing up.  I remember shaping these pretzels during rainy afternoons into pretzels alphabets, mostly for our own initials!

1 package active dry yeast  (7 grams)

1 1/2 cups warm water

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

4 cups flour

1 large egg, beaten

kosher salt

Preheat oven to 425˚

Measure out yeast

Dissolve in warm water

Stir in salt and sugar

Add 4 cups of flour

(Take a break to clean up the flour that was knocked off the counter)

Before this happens!

Cute little flour footprints

Mix with dough hook until blended

Knead dough until semi-smooth

Cut dough into smaller pieces and roll into ropes

Shape dough into pretzels shapes (or in whatever shape you would like!)

Place pretzels on a foil-lined baking sheet

Brush with beaten egg

Sprinkle with salt

Bake at 425˚ for 15 minutes or until

Golden Brown!

Ren approved!

Especially good with some mustard!



3 Responses to “Fast and Fat Soft Pretzels”

  1. Aunt Jeannie Says:

    Gretchen I am in awe because I remember looking at that recipe and it says on there that this is a really HARD recipe but the results were fantastic. I was always too intimidated to try it, but you make it look easy! Lucky Reny!

  2. Alina Alfonso Says:

    You are making so many wonderful memories for Reny. He is so beautiful!Thank you. Lots of love and besos.

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