Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Soft Pretzels


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It was a busy weekend!  We had fun making food, eating food and watching the super bowl.  We were rooting for the Giants so it was a Great Weekend!

Cally has been getting lots of attention from colleges wanting her to play golf for them but I think her mind is made up...she is visiting Mount Union again next week then the decision will be made...stay tuned

Soft Pretzels

1/4 C water 110 degrees
1 pkg dry yeast
1 t white sugar
3 C flour
1/2 C white sugar
3/4 t salt
1 C milk
1 T vegetable oil
coarse salt
1/2 C baking soda
4 C hot water

1. In small bowl dissolve yeast and 1 t sugar in 1/4 C water.  Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes

2. In large bowl mix together flour, 1/2 C sugar and salt.  Make a well in the center and add milk, oil, and yeast mixture.  Mix with mixer until dough forms.  Knead the dough until smooth.  Lightly oil the bowl and return the dough ball and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  In a large bowl dissolve baking soda in water.

4. When risen, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces.  Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape.  Once all the dough is shaped dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution and place on greased baking sheet.  Sprinkle with coarse salt.  Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes or until brown.