Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe

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Homemade Soft Pretzels
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  1. Pour lukewarm water into a bowl then and add yeast and sugar.
  2. Stir in one tablespoon of the melted butter.
  3. Add three cups of flour and salt then mix well.
  4. Using your hands knead dough briefly.
  5. If dough is too sticky add extra flour.
  6. Pour extra tablespoon of melted butter over ball of dough.
  7. Swish dough around so it gets coated with the butter.
  8. Cover bowl and let dough rise for an hour or so.
  9. Shape pretzels and bake them.
  10. Oil a baking sheet generously and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  11. Line a second baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.
  12. This will be used to hold the shaped but unboiled pretzels.
  13. Fill a pot of water with four cups of water and 5 teaspoons baking soda.
  14. Bring to a boil.
  15. Put oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat oven to 450.
  16. When dough is ready press it down and place it on a floured work surface.
  17. Divide dough in half and put one half aside in the covered bowl.
  18. Divide dough on the work surface into 16 equal portions.
  19. Using floured hands roll or stretch each portion of dough into a 12 snake.
  20. Shape snake into a pretzel shape or any shape you like.
  21. Bring your formed pretzels over near the boiling water.
  22. Have the oiled baking sheet nearby.
  23. Flip a pretzel from the paper onto your hand and place carefully in water.
  24. Do this with two or three pretzels and then set a time for one minute.
  25. The pretzels will swell and stiffen during this boiling.
  26. Use a slotted spoon to lift pretzels out of the water and onto baking sheet.
  27. Continue until you have boiled all the pretzels.
  28. At this point you can sprinkle salt on the boiled pretzels.
  29. Put the tray of pretzels into the oven and bake for 8 minutes.
  30. Turn pretzels then bake another 7 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 124.78 Kcal (522 kJ)
Calories from fat 18.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.06g 3%
Cholesterol 3.82mg 1%
Sodium 577.09mg 24%
Potassium 32.84mg 1%
Total Carbs 22.77g 8%
Sugars 0.79g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.67g 3%
Protein 3.71g 7%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 132.83 Kcal (556 kJ)
Calories from fat 19.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.19g 3%
Cholesterol 4.06mg 1%
Sodium 614.33mg 24%
Potassium 34.95mg 1%
Total Carbs 24.24g 8%
Sugars 0.84g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.71g 3%
Protein 3.95g 7%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 11.8mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.5
  • 3

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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