Sunday, January 22, 2012

How to make Soft Pretzels/ Make something Monday


It's MAKE SOMETHING MONDAY!!!!



Each Monday I will post something that you can MAKE.
My cooking is nothing fancy, just plain down-home cooking, and my crafts are easy and simple..  So join me each Monday for 'Make Something Monday'.

Today's make something is Soft Pretzels!!  And don't worry if you've never made something with yeast, It's easy and I will explain it all!!

To get started:
1 cup warm water
1 TBS dry active yeast
1 TBS brown sugar

Disolve yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let this mixture set until it is foamy. It'll take about 5-7 minutes.
then add 1/2 tsp salt and
2 1/2 cups flour. (I used half whole wheat and half all purpose.)

Knead this dough untill it feels like elastic, soft and spongy and keep kneading until it stops sticking to the sides of the bowl. You may need to add a bit more flour to keep it from sticking to your hands.

Set the dough in a warm spot and cover with a damp towel. let it rise until it's double in size.

Now cut off a small piece and roll it into a long piece just like making a playdough snake! twist into a pretzel shape and put onto a greased cookie sheet. (or parchment paper cover cookie sheet.)
Continue until all dough is used.


Next: heat a quart of water to boiling, add 2 TBS baking soda. Drop each Pretzel into boiling soda water for 30 seconds, use a spatula to remove them and put them back onto the cookie sheet, sprinkle with coarse salt.


Bake them at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and brush with melted butter!




Enjoy with melted cheese, cinnamon sugar, or our favorite, sprinkled with sour cream onion powder!

So Link up your Blog!!! And comeback to follow other blogs to get weekly inspiration!
It can be a blog post with anything you've made..  Snowmen, cookies, crafts and oh yes even kids!!
So go-ahead link up!!!




And here's what's new in my Etsy shop this week!!  Giraffe Shoes  Inspired by Sophie the Giraffe, the most popular toy for babies in a looong time!!


7 comments:

  1. For some reason, I wasn't "following" you!! Weird!! Anyway.. writing down the recipe now!! :)

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  2. @MegsM Funny, I wasn't following you either But I am NOW!!!!

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  3. Well i'm following you both! Ruth ann i can't wait to make these i have too they look so yummy! Meg- I really like your blog!!

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  4. Welcome @AlignaChristina Thanks for linking up!!!

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  5. Looks awesome and delicious! And thanks for linking up! I'm your newest follower:)

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  6. From the Hop... leaving here excited to make pretzels!

    Smiles

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  7. Ruth Ann, dearest, I tagged you and gave you an award over on my blog! Stop over if you want to join the funnn :) Love you!

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