New York-Style Soft Pretzels Recipe

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New York-Style Soft Pretzels
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  1. Mix yeast, sea salt, sugar, and warm water in a small bowl, whisking until sugar dissolves. Let stand until foamy, about 5 to 10 minutes (about 8 minutes is right).
  2. Place flour into a large bowl. Using two butter knives, a pastry cutter, or your fingertips, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Slowly pour yeast mixture over flour mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon or your hands to combine. Using your hands, gather dough together. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until it is no longer sticky, about 5 minutes.
  4. Lightly brush a large bowl with oil and turn the dough to coat. Cover with plastic, and let rise in a warm place, until the dough has doubled in size. About 1 hour. (If you want, you can place the bowl of dough in the refrigerator over night).
  5. Cut dough into 12 equal pieces, and roll each into an 18-inch rope. Form a U shape with 1 rope, and twist ends together twice. Fold twisted portions backward along center of U shape to form a circle, then gently press ends of rope onto dough to seal. Transfer to an oiled baking sheet, and repeat. Let rise for 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 475ºF.
  7. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add baking soda and 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Boil pretzels in batches until puffed and slightly shiny, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to wire racks to drain.Place pretzels on an oiled baking sheet. Mix the 1 teaspoon water and egg in a small bowl. Brush each pretzel with the egg wash. Sprinkle the with the pretzel salt or course grain sea salt.
  8. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Pretzels will keep, uncovered at room temperature for up to 12 hours.
  9. Re-warm in a 250 degree oven if desired, or toast the pretzels in a toaster, and serve with mustard. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 436.76 Kcal (1829 kJ)
Calories from fat 57.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.43g 10%
Cholesterol 51.21mg 17%
Sodium 3839.23mg 160%
Potassium 139.19mg 3%
Total Carbs 80.84g 27%
Sugars 6.83g 27%
Dietary Fiber 3.18g 13%
Protein 12.82g 26%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 28.6mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 218.8 Kcal (916 kJ)
Calories from fat 28.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.22g 10%
Cholesterol 25.66mg 17%
Sodium 1923.32mg 160%
Potassium 69.73mg 3%
Total Carbs 40.5g 27%
Sugars 3.42g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1.59g 13%
Protein 6.42g 26%
Iron 1.1mg 13%
Calcium 14.3mg 3%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.6
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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