The word pretzel is being taken from a German word “Brezel” which means any product made from bread and shaped like a knot.
This knot shaped pretzels make them unique in looks and its recipe makes it easier for them to be baked and a yummy thing for both adults and kids.
The most common seasoning for pretzels is salt which makes its taste even yummier. Original pretzels are deep in color just like burnished skin and somewhat yeasty.
The other seasoning of pretzels may include nuts, glazes, chocolate, and sugar. The shape of pretzels is now used for pastries and other sweets too.
Preparation and Cooking Time
Preparation time: 2 hours
Cooking time: 10 to 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (approx.)
Ingredients – Oven-Baked Pretzels Recipe
Active dry yeast = 4 teaspoons
Kosher salt = one-fourth cup
Hot water = 4 cups
Baking soda = half cup
Vegetable oil = 1 tablespoon
White sugar = 1 teaspoon
All-purpose flour = 5 cups
Hot water (110 degrees) = one and one-fourth cup
Other seasonings = sugar, chocolates, seeds, glazes, and nuts
Directions – Oven-Baked Pretzels Recipe
First of all, take a small bowl and dissolve yeast in it then add one and one-fourth cup of warm water then add 1 teaspoon sugar and leave approximately for 10 to 15 minutes until this whole solution becomes creamy or thick.
Now preheat the oven to 450 degrees and grease almost 2 baking sheets. The oven should be preheated for at least half an hour before baking.
Take another bowl large in size and add half cup sugar, salt, and all-purpose flour, mix them well after they have been mixed add the yeast mixture that you have made before and again mix all ingredients well so that they form a dough.
Start kneading the dough until it becomes smooth if the mixture seems dry to you add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water. Knead it for about 7 to 8 minutes.
Now place this dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it up and let the dough rise. This will take about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, dissolve the baking soda in 4 cups of hot water in another bowl. After 1 hour when the dough becomes double in size take the dough out on a floured surface and neatly cut it into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and then twist it in a pretzel shape.
When all the pieces are being shaped dip each one in the baking soda solution and place them on the baking sheet sprinkle them with kosher salt at the end and bake them in preheated oven for about 8 to 10 minutes.
You can also use other seasonings such as nuts, seeds, glazes, chocolates, and sugar according to your own taste.
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6 persons can enjoy this yummy and healthy recipe.
It contains iron, dietary fibers, minerals, sugar, salts, proteins, and carbohydrates.
Pretzels are much low in fats.
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